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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 >
Grocery StorePeruJosé is 40 years old and lives in his own house with 2 children in his care, in Oyotún district in Chiclayo province, in Lambayeque region. This district works in agricultu...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruOmar is 29 years old and unmarried. He lives in the family home in Morropon District, Morropon Province, in the department of Piura on the north coast of Peru. There, the ...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 >
Beauty SalonPeruJulio is 29 years old, single, without children in his care. He lives in a family house in a rural zone of the district of Oyutún, province of Chiclayo, region of Lambayequ...Read their story >
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