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Clothing SalesKenyaVirginia is a married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself to be determined. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involved in th...Read their story >
RestaurantIndiaThis group is comprised of 15 members from a small rural village called Bissam Cuttack in the district of Rayagada in Odisha, India. The lady sitting in the front line on t...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorNorma, 31 years old, lives in her own house with her husband and their three children. She works making pupusas and pizza and has many customers. Norma asks for another loa...Read their story >
RetailColombiaNelson, 65 years old, has been selling sweet packaged snacks and green mangoes with salt, in the entrance to a school. His business was the product of imitating a friend's...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJosé, 43, is a modest and hardworking farmworker who learned all the farm tasks at a young age thanks to his father's lessons. Currently he has mango and orange crops, whi...Read their story >
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