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AgricultureColombiaDairo is a 22-year-old, hard-working and humble peasant. Thanks to his parents, he has been learning to do all sorts of work in the countryside since he was a boy. Learn...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruCelestino is 42 years old and lives with his wife and youngest son. He earns his living selling cattle and other young animals. His home is in the district of Pucará, Jaén ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMaria, 56, lives in her own home with her life partner. She is a remarkable woman because of the enterprising spirit that she has always shown. She's had a small business...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaYeraldina, a charismatic woman who loves her children, has always wanted to be independent and manage her own income. She has worked a big part of her life in housekeepi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThis is a young girl whose face is blurred because she is only 21 and lives in a high risk area. She sells clothes to make a living. Her business is located in her ho...Read their story >
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