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Butcher ShopKenyaLaban is 49 years old and from Nyahururu. He is married to Jane, and they are blessed with four children, ages 15,13,10, and 8 years. Laban has operated a butcher shop i...Read their story >
General StorePakistanShagufta is a 33-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan, with her family. Her husband has been running a small general store at the corner of his hou...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanRajabali is a resident of one of the most hospitable regions of Tajikistan, the town of Hamadoni. The area has a mild climate, clean air and nature of unparalleled beauty....Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanShahnoza is 23 years old. She is married and has two children, aged 2 and 4 years old. She has been busy growing agricultural products - vegetables and crops. She began ...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesGlenn founded and currently operates a small advertising business known as JLAX. Glenn places computer monitors that flash business ads in multiple locations. Each local bu...Read their story >
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