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RetailPhilippinesAngelyn is 44 years old and a married mother of one child who is in school. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Angelyn has a dry goods business in the Philippine...Read their story >
Fish SellingBeninThe group known as JESUTOGBE 1 is made up of nine persons who live in the same neighborhood. The leader of the group, Jeanne, has her hand raised in the photo and is 41. S...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaSr. Álvaro runs a restaurant on a busy highway in the municipality of Guarne, Anitoquia. Tourists and transport drivers choose his restaurant because of the very good food....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAdriana is 62 years old and lives with her husband. She is an enterprising woman who has managed to sustain her small home business for the last 32 years, in which she sell...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorSalvador is 53 years old. He has a partner and a 20-year-old son. Salvador gets up at 5 a.m. to go to the plots of land where he works mornings with his son and his wif...Read their story >
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