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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Amy works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines. Amy is borrowing PHP 20,000 through NWTF to ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesDominican RepublicAltagracia is the coordinator of this group, called Amistad 2 Group ("Friendship"). The area in which the borrowers live is a rural zone, surrounded by mountains and rivers...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesColombiaYhon has worked his whole life in the countryside and has a lot of experience in the management of crops and animals. He learned these skills at his father's side, who was...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA resident from Sangke district of Battambang province, Chhneang is 44 years old and the mother of six children, one of whom is in school. Her entire family solely counts o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYenifer is 26 years old and lives in the house she owns together with her life partner, her 9 year old son and her 5 month old son. Yenifer is a strong woman who is moving...Read their story >
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