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Grocery StorePeruHernan is 48 years old. He is in a relationship and has two children, who are independent. He lives in a village called “Las Juntas”, in the Pomahuaca district. This villag...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruLuis Alberto is 47 years old. He lives with his wife and he has one son that he takes care of. He lives in his own home in a rural area of the Oyotún district in the provin...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruCristino is 68 years old, married, and has 2 dependent children. Cristino lives with his wife and children in Sallique district, Jaen province, Cajamarca region, in the nor...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruMichael is an entrepreneurial young man. He is responsible and wants to get ahead. By his own initiative, he opened a business selling clothing in an ambulatory manner in t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruJhony is an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic young man. He is 20 years old, single, and lives with his family in Lima. Due to the difficult financial situation at home, he ...Read their story >
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