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CattleEgyptKamel is 26 years old from Baniswef. He is a graduate of the agricultural high school and has three younger sisters. His father is a part time farmer. Kamel can't find any ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorRoxana, age 35, is an entrepreneurial woman who earns her living selling plantain and yucca chips. She's been doing this for some time now and she's happy to be able to rel...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaría lives with her parents, siblings, children and her life partner. Some time ago, she established a small snacks store in her house to help pay for household expenditur...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayThe group 'Katupyry' is a committee of 19 women who are very well consolidated, who work and help each other mutually. These ladies are from the city Villarrica and are all...Read their story >
LivestockCosta RicaWilliam is 41 years old. He is married, and he lives with his two children and his wife, who are his priority. He'll use the loan to buy two heifers to increase the numbe...Read their story >
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