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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSonia is 47 years old and lives in her own house with her partner. She has a tortilla shop located in her home. She has a large clientele because of her friendliness and go...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueMrs. Isabel is 38 years old and the single mother of 1 small son who doesn't go to school. She has worked in admin at the large banana company for more than 4 years. Wit...Read their story >
BakeryPeruCarlos, 25, is a young entrepreneur. He's single and lives with his family in the La Tinguiña district. Currently he's studying systems engineering at the university in h...Read their story >
UtilitiesMexicoFernando is 27 years old and lives with his wife. He works in gas distribution and has a portfolio of clients and earns a commission. The business was started by his father...Read their story >
RetailUganda"Joy is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
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