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Beauty SalonLebanonDalia is a 22-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She lives with her parents and three siblings, working together to meet the needs of life and improve their way of living....Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruThe member belongs to the communal bank “Amanecer 15 de Agosto” [August 15 Sunrise]. The bank is located in the Santa Ana district, belonging to the La Convención province ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorRosa is 35 years old and studied up until fifth grade. She is married and her husband works in security. She has three daughters who still live with her. Rosa works wit...Read their story >
General StorePeruMaría Aurora, age 62, is separated. She lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in the Cayaltí district, Lambayeque region, on the northern coast of Peru. The inha...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorAdonay is 33 years old, and he studied until the ninth grade. He did not continue studying due to the lack of financial resources. He is the father of a daughter that is st...Read their story >
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