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Higher education costsPeruJohan, 23, is an enterprising young man with a great appetite for self-improvement. Thanks to his parents' sacrifices, and many hours spent pouring over books, he was able ...Read their story >
CerealsPakistanNaseem, age 38, is a married woman. She has been involved in the business of selling rice for a period of about seven years. She counts a good client list and earns a goo...Read their story >
Fish SellingZimbabweSimangele is a 27-year-old businesswoman from the Gokwe South District of Zimbabwe. She owns a small stall at the local market where she sells kapenta (dried sardines)....Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruEdisson is 20 years old and single. He lives in Ica with his family. He is a person with a great desire to get ahead. In his free time he likes to watch movies, and he s...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaPele is a 22-year-old single man with no children. He makes and sells ice cakes in his community to earn a living. He has one year of experience with this business. Pele ne...Read their story >
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