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CraftsGuatemalaFermina belongs to Duo Cosechando Con Amor and is from the village of Pacorral Tecpan. She is 43 years old and is raising her three minor children. She works making handmad...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorAlfredo, 48, is an enterprising man who earns a living from his shop selling basic everyday groceries, where he also sells other items such as creams, lotions, tablecloths,...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruElceres, age 27, has a stable home with his life partner. He has a two year old daughter. He lives in the family house, which is one floor and made from basic materials. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruPedro is a very hard-working man, and he is a responsible father. He lives in Chincha with his loved ones. Ever since he was very young, he has had to work because his ho...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesAlicia, 27, is married with four school-age children. Her major source of income is buying and selling grocery items. She has been in this business for seven years already....Read their story >
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