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Wedding ExpensesTajikistanMargarita is a young and hardworking woman. She is 30 years old. She is divorced and has one child. Margarita lives with her parents. Margarita has worked as a painter and ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorAdela lives with her children, but they do not depend on her anymore. They all contribute to cover the household expenses. She has been selling clothing for four years and ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMarlene lives with her partner and child. She has a business selling clothes, underwear, bags and other products. Marlene has this business to make money to support her fam...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanTolgonai is 35 and married with five children who all help her actively with the farm. She has a high school education and has been working in farming since 2000. She curre...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesEmely happily raises her pigs in her own backyard. This is how she earns income for her family. Recently, she asked for a loan to buy bags of animal feed. Emely has increas...Read their story >
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