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LivestockEl SalvadorJose is 64 years old, married and has seven children who are already grown, independent and have their own homes. He didn't have the opportunity to study, his wife is a hom...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesGlendel is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fish-vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing 12,000 PHP through NWTF to purchase additional fish to sell f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaRoger is a married man with two young school-aged children whom he supports for their development. He has worked as a security guard in a heath center for the past seven ye...Read their story >
FoodSamoaFaatuli is a 50-year-old mother with six children. She owns a small business selling chips in her community to earn a living. Faatuli has requested a loan to buy taro, bana...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamLien, 39, works in agricultural production and earns a monthly income of approximately VND 740,000 to support a 85-year-old mother and a 20-year-old daughter with an intell...Read their story >
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