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RickshawPalestineWisam is 27 years old and single. He is from Deir El Balah where he lives with his parents in a small, simple house. He works in the public sector where he earns a low inco...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanJurabek is young and goal-oriented. He was born in 1991. He is married and lives with his family in a rural area. He comes from a large family. Ever since he was very yo...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaDermis, 48, works with advertisement. He is a radio announcer and sells radio advertisements. He loves everything related to broadcasting and communications, so he decided ...Read their story >
ClothingSenegalThe ’banc villageois’ was set up on May 14, 2008, the day of its inauguration. It is composed of women who are very dedicated to developing their revenue-generating busines...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaEsther is a married mother of one child, who attends school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. ...Read their story >
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