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General StoreEl SalvadorRufina is 40 years old and a mother to three children. Rufina takes care of the household chores and looks after her family. She lives with her parents who are now very i...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJose is pleased with the service from this institution and the many benefits that come along with these loans. With this loan he will buy manure, insecticides, fertilizers...Read their story >
FoodSierra LeoneMeet Mohamed. He is a 55-year-old from Masuba, Makeni, Northern area, in Sierra Leone. He is married with six children. He began this business when he was a shop assis...Read their story >
LivestockKosovoFadil is 30, married, and a father of five children: three boys and two girls, between the ages of 8 months and 9 years old. He is employed in a legal department of a priva...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanFarogat is a lively and goal-oriented woman. She is 41 years old, married and is raising one teenage daughter. Farogat grew up in a worker's family but since her childhood ...Read their story >
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