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Food Production/SalesColombiaAura is a single mother who lives from what she cooks. She has a small stand where she sells foods such as fried snacks, lunches, and breakfasts that she makes in the kitch...Read their story >
Home Products SalesJordanThekrayat is 33 years old and she lives in Irbid. She is a hardworking woman with a great desire to progress in life. She is married and has two children. Thekrayat is ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaPeter is 20 years old. He is not married and has no children. He has had a motorcycle passenger transport business for three years. He will be using the loan to purchas...Read their story >
BakeryLebanonAdo Group is composed of three members as seen above: left to right, Zahiya, Mona and Houeida. They have always been neighbors and friends, and they work hard developing th...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 36 years old and married. She lives with her husband and their two children. Her husband works in agriculture, construction, and soldering. She is employed in one ...Read their story >
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