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Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Tuyet, pictured third from the left, is 36 years old. She works as a farmer and makes about VND 710,000 monthly. She is married with two children and has an old mother...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesTajikistanFarangisi is a married young woman who is 22 years old. She has a two-year-old son. Her husband works as a taxi driver. Farangisi works in a dressmaker's shop. She earns a ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorReina is 41 years old and lives in her own home along with her family. She has been selling clothes for the past six years from her business that is located at the municip...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 46 years old, is in a relationship and has five children. Her spouse is a farmer and she is a business woman. For 11 years now, she has been selling corn and chick...Read their story >
PropertySenegalThe borrower named Serigne Modou is the married father of two children: a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, both attending school. Serigne Modou has been a bread del...Read their story >
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