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FoodColombiaVíctor is a very humble man and a proud worker who was raised in a wood house that, despite constant rain and adverse climate, is still standing. He earns a living selli...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaPatrick is a 38-year-old married man with three children living in Fort Portal Uganda. He deals in transport business using a lorry tipper. He also farms and makes bricks. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasIris is a very hard-working and responsible person, who lives in a community in southern Honduras with her family. Her business for the past 8 years has been the sale of u...Read their story >
General StoreVietnamTrang, 38, is married and has two children. She lives with her family in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is a worker at a local company. Trang earns an income running a gener...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTajikistanThis 49 year old woman is Khasiyat. She is divorced and lives with her daughter in Shahrituz region. Her daughter is married and has two kids. Her daughter and grandkids ar...Read their story >
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