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BakeryPeruJosé Jilmer is 33 years old. He lives in El Frayle village in Santo Tomás district, in the province of Cutervo, Cajamarca region, in the North Andes of Peru. He has a stabl...Read their story >
Home Products SalesPeruRuben is a young single man of 20 who works selling cleaning products in the market of Huaraz, his city of birth. Due to life circumstances, he was not able to study for a ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruHugo Fernando, 23, has a partner and lives in the family home in the Cayalti district of Chiclayo province, in the Lambayeque region This is a tranquil community where the...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruNevil is a 29 year old husband and father. He lives in San Martin with his family. He has a wife whom he supports unconditionally. With her, he has started a beautiful fami...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruWillard is a young entrepreneur. He is 24 years old, single, and lives in San Juan de Lurigancho along with his family. He is a person with a great desire to succeed. Th...Read their story >
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