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Clothing SalesGuatemalaLucía, a resourceful 45-year-old woman, is a resident of Sololá. She is married with four children. The first already has his own family, and the younger three are students...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaJuan is married and has one child. Juan is from Avichaca and he lives with his parents in a clay house that he owns; the house has electricity and running water. Juan is a ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreParaguayThis group, called Kuña Rory, is in its first cycle of the program. The members formed the group in order to help each other as a team. Maria serves as the group’s pres...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaIasinta is a 55-year-old, divorced woman, with four children. To earn a living, she makes and sells barbecue in her community. She has one year of experience with this busi...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanAzamat comes from a rural area; he is very hardworking man. Azamat is married, and has four children. His children are non-adults. Eght years ago he began a business wi...Read their story >
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