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RetailSenegalIbrahima is 31 years old and has been running his business for 13 years already. He is expanding his clothing business, which sells trousers, jeans, t-shirts, etc. With thi...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesRomeo is married with three children and operates a transportation business while his wife manages a general store for a living. In three years of running a transportation ...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorMaría is 70 years old and is an ambitious single woman. She has 2 grown children who already have their own families. She studied up to 4th grade. Since her family had s...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaVian, who lives in Hoima, Uganda, is a 32-year-old man charged with the responsibility of taking care of his three children and wife. He earns additional income from a moto...Read their story >
ServicesParaguayPelagio is a builder. He is married and his wife is a homemaker. They have two children who are teenagers and students. They also help out at home. He is a very hardwo...Read their story >
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