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Soft DrinksEl SalvadorJorge, 55, lives alone in his own home. He sells soft drinks, water and juice. He has 15 years experience. He sells his products on the streets at the different markets nea...Read their story >
Shoe SalesColombiaNancy, age 40, is a charismatic, active, and service-oriented woman. She is a mother; this is her main motivation to work insatiably day in, day out, looking for alternativ...Read their story >
ServicesKenyaRichard is a married man with four children, all of whom attend school. He lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expense is foo...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanTolgonai is 35 and married with five children who all help her actively with the farm. She has a high school education and has been working in farming since 2000. She curre...Read their story >
FarmingNicaraguaAndres is a small coffee producer who lives in a rural community in northern Nicaragua. He has always been connected to agricultural activities, in particular the producti...Read their story >
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