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Dreaming of Life on the Farm

Aug 1, 2021, 14:37 PM
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Viridiana and her family had always dreamed of living on a farm, and they found the perfect rehab opportunity, including several acres of land complete with three barns. After initially being denied/rejected for financing, they decided to apply with us. 

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