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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDomingo is 56 years old and lives in a house owned by his cousin. Even though he lost his wife, Domingo has not allowed himself to be beaten and, every day, he goes out to ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruRichard's a loving father who always does everything for his loved ones. He studied computer science and repair with a lot of effort and dedication, and currently he pract...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaPerla lives in the city of Chinandega. For 12 years she has owned a grocery store in her house. She has two children. She is requesting a loan to buy merchandise to stock u...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA rural villager in Battambang province’s Moung Russey district, Mon is a 49-year-old married mother of six children. Four of her children are dependants and still in schoo...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruCastinaldo is 38 years old. He has a stable home at the side of his spouse and their two minor children, ages 10 and 4. The 10-year-old is in primary school and the second ...Read their story >
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