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RetailTanzaniaBrown, who is in his early-40s, is single with two children who are still in school. He has been running a general store for eight years now. He works from 6 am to 10 pm ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Elisa works hard to support her family. She has a motorcycle transport business in the Philippines, and earns additional income from...Read their story >
Higher education costsBoliviaBecoming a dentist is Everth's dream. Everth was accepted into the Universidad San Fransisco Xavier and now, with the chance to achieve his dream, he is concerned about aff...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaChristopher is a member of this group in Kakamega North District. He is pictured here in a group of four One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The field officer is also inclu...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaEvelyn is originally from the city of Managua. She is married and a mother of two children. She is a merchant and works selling basic services and perishable foods. She is ...Read their story >
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