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RetailBeninMahougnon is a group made up of three people who live in the same district. The representative of this group, whose name is Béatrice, is the one with her hand raised in the...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaJustus is a hard-working married man with three children, aged 17, 14, and 10 years old, living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in farming as his main source of income. He st...Read their story >
RetailUgandaFlorence, aged 48 years, is a single female with two children and a member of the Twanzane Traders Group, living in Kasese, Uganda. Florence sells crude salt and has been ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaLuz Benigna, age 49, is a hard-working woman. She is the single mother of her 14-year-old son. He has been her motivation to excel. She has had a grocery store for seven...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl Salvador49-year-old Juana is very responsible and hardworking. She sells vegetables. Her business is in the central market that is near her home. With the money she earns through s...Read their story >
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