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BakeryParaguayElvio, 31, is married and has one daughter. He lives in the city of Ita. Elvio is a merchant who has a bakery that he inherited from his father. Together with his brother t...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis group was created on June 1, 2007 and is starting on its fourteenth loan cycle. Despite the zone's difficulties in maintaining a revenue-generating business, these mem...Read their story >
RetailColombiaGabriela is the single mother of an 8-year-old child. For approximately the past 1 year, she has worked as an independent businesswoman, work she learned empirically and th...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorJose is 53 years old. He did not have the opportunity to study for his youth was spent in the army. During the war, he fathered one son with his wife. Years later she pa...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosé, 26 years old, had the opportunity to study up to sixth grade. He is married and his wife takes care of their home. He does not have children. José works in agricul...Read their story >
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