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AgricultureSenegalSOPE NABY NDIOL is a group made up of 10 women who all live in the same village and who are in the same business. The president’s name is Aya, who is a 44-year-old married ...Read their story >
TailoringDominican RepublicYefer is the coordinator of his group, San Francisco de Asis 1 & 2 Group. This group is located in a rural area of Santiago. He makes his home there in a simple structure, ...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayRider is from the city of Carapeguá. He is studying for a degree in business administration and says that his main dream is to be able to help other people through his work...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaZipporah is a 30-year-old married woman. She has two children. She describes herself to be trustworthy and humble. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. S...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorThe client lives in his own home with his family and is employed by a company. With his earnings from his job he is able to cover the household costs. He would like to make...Read their story >
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