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Higher education costsKenyaReuben Odhiambo is 22 years old and a final year student at Technical University of Kenya, taking a Diploma Course in Technology - Civil Engineering, in Nairobi. His par...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueRemígio is married and has five children, two of whom are in vocational and high school. He lives with his family in a home they own. He has been working as a security guar...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGelmar, 38, lives in his own home with his life companion and his two children, ages seven and four. He makes his living in a paint and body shop, looking for a way to get...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesLydia is driven by her passion for selling. At the age of 56 and a mother of five children in Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental, she runs a store that primarily supports thei...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesTogoIn order to purchase grain and charcoal at the market to resell to her customers, Afoua is requesting her third loan from WAGES. The income she earns will allow her to incr...Read their story >
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