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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlba is 34 years old and lives with her partner and five daughters. The eldest daughter supports the family economy. The next three daughters are fifteen, fourteen, and thi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarta is 45 and lives in her own home with her life partner and their three children aged 17, 12 and 11. Marta earns a living working at a business close to her home. ...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaFour years ago, Myriam was able to open a family business selling foods, basically a restaurant. She works with her husband and two children, and it is these two children t...Read their story >
Spare PartsKenyaElizabeth appreciates the support of the previous loan that helped her to establish a hardware business and now the business is picking up well. Here again she comes to you...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaOn speaking with Nelson, it wouldn't be noticed that he is a farmer by birth, raised and formed with the beautiful values of the countryside, such as humility and hard work...Read their story >
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