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VehicleEl SalvadorJosé is 55 years old; he has sold hot dogs, cookies, hamburgers, soft drinks, juices, etc. for a living for eight years, with his wife's support. This business generates t...Read their story >
TaxiKenyaGregory is a taxi operator and has been in this business for five years. He is also a farmer. He is 50 years old, married, and together with his spouse, they have been bles...Read their story >
General StoreHondurasAna is 24 years old and is part of a civil union, from which she has one son. She lives in the municipality of Tocoa, Colón. She has been selling new and used clothing, lot...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanDilshad is a 42 year old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of five children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver. For some time now his ric...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnalyn is single and has a general store business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for ten years now, and also earns additional income from fish vending. S...Read their story >
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