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LivestockPhilippinesReynaldo is 51 years old and married with two children. Reynaldo is in the agricultural business, raising livestock in the Philippines. Reynaldo requested a PHP 15000 ...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaAt 50 years old, Robinson has a lot of energy and drive to work in his parking business in the Sahagun municipality. He lives in a humble home with his partner and he has t...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesEvelyn is 59 years old, married and has three children. Evelyn is in the agricultural business, farming rice in the Philippines. Evelyn requested a PHP 10,000 loan throu...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaSarah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, all attending school. She also takes care of additional family members. She has been selling charcoal fro...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsLebanonMarina is a 44-year-old married mother of one child. She started fifteen years ago working as a secretary in a hospital to help her husband in covering the increasing needs...Read their story >
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