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General StorePhilippinesRosalinda is 68 years old and widowed with six children. Rosalinda works very hard to provide for them. Rosalinda runs a general store in the Philippines and has request...Read their story >
Higher education costsNicaraguaEver since his childhood Franciso has been interested in being able to have a business, to manage money, and to lead a company. He is now trying to make it happen. He cho...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaCarolyne is a married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaVicente is from Waspam. His is married and has three minor children who attend elementary school. In order to improve his wooden house on stilts, he is requesting his s...Read their story >
FarmingVietnamHien is 24 years old, is married, and has two children. She lives with her husband and her kids in a small Thai traditional house and works at agricultural production to pr...Read their story >
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