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TailoringTajikistanSaodat is an experienced dressmaker from Isfara. She is 54 years old, married and has adult children. Her husband is a disabled-pensioner. One son is engaged in the purchas...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAs a married mother of two children, Nelyn works hard to support her family. She operates a fishing business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from tr...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorJoaquín is 69-years old. He is a hard-working man who earns his living offering domestic services at a nearby company. In addition, fifteen years ago,when Joaquín was loo...Read their story >
Education providerPhilippinesLeslie is an 18-year old college undergraduate and lives in La Carlota City. She is a single parent with 1 child aged 1-year and 6 months old. Leslie is living with her par...Read their story >
LivestockEcuadorBrayan is single. He earns his living raising cattle, a profitable job that he learned from his parents. He plans to use the loan money to buy young bulls which he will kee...Read their story >
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