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TaxiArmeniaGagik is 63 years old and lives in the city of Kapan in the Syunik region. He is married and has three sons; two are married and live separately with their families. Gagi...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesEarlier this year, Crisanto joined GDMPC to have access to financial services. This is the first loan ever taken by him from the cooperative. His loan will be used to purch...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMohammad is a 22-year-old university student majoring in accounting, and he is in his last year of study. His father is working outside the country. Mohammad would like to ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosué, age 29, is a hardworking man who lives in his own house along with his partner and their 4-year-old son. He is a man who makes the daily effort to provide for his ho...Read their story >
Internet CafeColombiaMiladis is a resident of a neighborhood located in the municipality of Barranquilla. She is 47 years old and the mother of four children: three young men, ages 29, 28, and...Read their story >
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