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FarmingEl SalvadorMiguel needs another loan to buy agricultural supplies and to pay assistants. He will be growing basic grains and will carry out the planting work without any problems. ...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanOdai is a 23-year-old. He is one of eight siblings living in Irbid, Jordan. Odai has a part-time job working as a salesman to help pay for his bachelor's degree and to prov...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosemarie is 38 years old and married with one child. Rosemarie works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 17,...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPeruLuis Eleodoro is 49 years old. He is in a common law marriage and lives with his spouse and son, who goes to a public school in the area. Luis Eleodoro is a person who has ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesJoselito is a fish vendor from Concepcion, Iloilo. He is married and has three children. Joselito has been in the fish vending business for more than three years now. He al...Read their story >
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