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AgricultureColombiaHernan is a hospitable, enterprising and energetic person. He has an expanse of land on which he engages in the work that he inherited from his parents--this work is agricu...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweCatherine is a 19-year-old living in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District. As a clothing merchant at a local flea market, Catherine sells shirts, shoes, pants and other items. On top...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 39 years old, and lives with her life partner and their children. She earns her living making and selling papusas (a popular Salvadoran food). Her business is loca...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesAs a married mother of five children, Enriquita works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines and also earns additional income fro...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaDenis is 28 years old and lives in the town of Wobulezi in the Luwero region of Uganda. He is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
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