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Food Production/SalesColombiaStella is a traditional vendor of charcoal-grilled arepas (corn pancakes). It is a profession very typical of the department of Antioquia, and very much in demand, as the “...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaThe solidarity group 'Shalom' is made up of three members: Paula Vicenta, Maria Jose and Santos Eradios. They are all single and are traders. Between them, they have nine...Read their story >
Grocery StoreYemenOsama is a 32-year-old married man. He is a university graduate. Because of the high rates of unemployment in the country, Osama could not find a job to look after his fami...Read their story >
RetailHondurasIris is an honest and responsible person. She lives in a town in the southern part of Honduras. Her business has been buying and selling chickens and pigs for a year. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría, 45 years old, lives with her husband. She is an enterprising woman and gets along selling catalog products, in addition her husband works as a recycler, which permit...Read their story >
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