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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 32 year old woman who lives together with her partner and their two children, 5 and 10 years old. She always looks for ways to get ahead. It is for that that fiv...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaRafael is 56-years-old and married with no children. In 2013 he was left unemployed. He looked for work but found his age to be an obstacle. Rafael gave up and told friends...Read their story >
TransportationGeorgiaNiaz is a married man, from a small village Nakhiduri. He lives with his parents, wife and little son. Niaz is busy with a small scale agricultural business. He has request...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPeruLila is 47, in a common-law marriage, with two children in her care. She lives in her own house in a rural zone of the Oyotún district. It's a community dedicated to agricu...Read their story >
CerealsPeruThe partners belong to the communal bank "Los Diamantes de Macamango". This bank is located in the district of Santa Ana which belongs to the province of La Convencion and...Read their story >
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