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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorCarlos is 52 years old, and did not get any academic qualifications as his parents were unable to pay for him to study. Carlos has worked selling ice cream sorbet for 4 ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaNvard is an agronomist from the town of Agarak. She lives with her daughter and son. Nvard and her two children work at the local copper plant. To assist her children i...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJair lives in his own home with his family, made up of his wife and his three children who are 9, 10 and 12 years old. All of them depend on his income. Jair inherited from...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNicaraguaYanet works in a high school outside of the town where she lives. She works as a primary school teacher with 20 years' experience. She is in a stable relationship with 3 ch...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesJulieta works hard to support her family. She is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Julieta has requested a PHP 19,500 loan through NWTF to buy ing...Read their story >
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