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Grocery StoreMozambiqueAraujo was born in Morrombene, in Inhambane Province. He is 36 years old, married, and has three children, all of whom go to school. He is also responsible for his parents,...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorVictor is 65 years old. He is a farmer and has a sixth grade education due to a lack of financial resources. He was not able to continue his education, so he decided to w...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesVirginia works hard to support her family. Virginia is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. Virginia requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF to b...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 47-year-old, hard-working man, who has made a living for the past 30 years as a day laborer at a farm close to where he lives. He feels happy that he has a job. He ...Read their story >
AgricultureKyrgyzstanZhanylkan is 54 years old, a widow and a mother of 2 children. Zhanylkan has a secondary education and, to provide the primary source of income for her family, she has been...Read their story >
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