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ServicesEl SalvadorMirian, 54, has a house where she and her daughter now live. She has operated a copying services business at a nearby school for 14 years. She supports herself and her da...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesOrlando grows pineapple in the field. He grows the fruit for eight months before he can harvest it. It’s a relatively long time before he can harvest the fruit so he needs ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesYolanda is 45 years old and married, with five children. The oldest is 23 and the youngest is 11. She lives in Mcarthur, Leyte. She owns and operates a sari-sari (or va...Read their story >
Office SuppliesTajikistanErkin is a 50 years old woman. She is married and the mother of four children. She has brought up and educated four children, working day and night for several years in ord...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorCarlos requested a new loan to buy eggs, detergent, soap, drinks and other products at wholesale to continue with his route and cover the needs of her clients, the rest wil...Read their story >
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