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RetailPeruHubert is 58 years old. He lives with his wife and children in the district of Cayaltí, a village with large deposits of sand and gravel that the population uses in constru...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaEdgar, originally from the city of Estelí, is a single father of one son. He is 23 years old. He is a businessman who works selling clothes and shoes. He began his business...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesEly is a married woman with twelve children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Ely is 59 years old and has one child who is still in school. Ely has a fishing busine...Read their story >
FarmingPeruJuan is 34 years old. He lives with his wife and children in the village of San Juan de Corillos, a rural area in the Pucará district. Residents here work in agriculture, c...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaSalama is a married woman with two school-going children. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and s...Read their story >
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