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AgricultureHondurasEulogia is 35 years old. She is a farmer, housewife and mother of two children who are still minors and study in the local school. Eulogia finished her Primary school educa...Read their story >
Food StallNicaraguaThis group is formed of three entrepreneurs. Yajaira is one. She is 35 years old, married and has two children. Her business is selling fritanga (traditional Nicaraguan foo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPalestineSadam is 21 years old. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Gaza; one of them attends primary school. He works in a public institution, which is familiar with low sa...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorIvon, who is 43 years old, lives with her husband and their two children, who are ages thirteen and ten and are currently in school. She owns a store where she sells basic ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesMary Ann is married with four children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Mary Ann is 38 years old and has two children who are in school. She has a buy-and-sell ...Read their story >
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