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General StoreColombiaRuth is a fighter, a warrior. She is 34 years old and is separated from her husband. But she does not lack any strength for sustaining her household which is made up of he...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanKokab is a 32-year-old woman. She is married and lives with her three children and spouse in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is taking a loan for her husband because h...Read their story >
Beauty SalonTanzaniaJackline, who is in her early 20s is married with no children. She has been running a beauty salon for two years now. She works from 8 am to 10 pm daily and is able to ma...Read their story >
Higher education costsNicaraguaThere are people who consider numbers to be a true nightmare. Nonetheless, for others that is not the case. That is how it is for Moises, a 22 year old. He loves numbers an...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSonia is 40 years old and lives in her own home with her husband. She and her husband have had a carpentry workshop for several years, the sales from which help them to get...Read their story >
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