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General StoreUgandaEmmanuel is a 31-year-old male Ugandan, and he is married with three children ages 5, 9 and 11 who all attend school. He is the one responsible for their school fees.
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Motorcycle TransportEl SalvadorEloy is a hard-working young man and puts in a lot of effort at his work. Eloy is single and has no children. He lives with his mother. Eloy is beginning his working lif...Read their story >
Spare PartsParaguaySeñor Blas is 29 years old and is single. For eight years, he has made a living in car maintenance and he now has many customers. In addition, he has sells car parts.
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FarmingKenyaCleophas' Group is formed by ten farmers in Kakamega North District and is being represented by Cleophas, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 22 years old, is mar...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanBushra is 28 years old and married. She is the mother of 3 children. She is motivated to provide her family with better living conditions. She has been doing an animal p...Read their story >
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