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Cosmetics SalesPeruFloresmila is 36 years old. She lives in the community of Ternique, located in Morropon. Its residents work in agriculture, commerce and livestock. It is two hours from the...Read their story >
FoodNicaraguaAuralina is from the north of Madrigales. With her partner she works hard every day to get along in life. Her business every day is making and selling tortillas, as well ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruSegundo is 63 years old. He lives with his family in the Cayaltí district, whose residents make a living by growing sugar cane and selling small animals. It is about two ho...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruSilvia, 22, is a single woman who lives in Ica in the Parcona district with her parents and brothers. She is very hard-working and enthusiastic and has a strong desire to ...Read their story >
Plastics SalesColombiaRuben is 57 years old and is a mobile merchant who has been selling different size plastic bags and some items that his nephew sends him from the city for many years. His ...Read their story >
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