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HotelColombiaMarco is a hard-working, friendly, honest and good-hearted man. He is currently married, the father of 4 adult children, and has a very lovely job aimed at a fantastic publ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorFidel is 53 years old and lives with his wife and son in a house that he owns. For many years, he has run a small store out of his home. He has many customers due to his ...Read their story >
General StoreBoliviaCristina, 64, is single, has a 19-year-old daughter, and her business is the sale of drinks. She is a good mother, responsible, constant, enterprising, and hard-working. ...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesJust a few years ago, Jamieson found a way in which, as a mere individual, he could implement sustainable practices that would have far-reaching positive environmental effe...Read their story >
PubTanzaniaRose, who is in her late 50s, is married with six children who are still in school. She has been running two projects, a pub and a retail shop for ten years now. She works ...Read their story >
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