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FarmingArmeniaEdgar is 61 years old and he lives in the village of Khotanan of Syunik region. After his schooling, Edgar received a vocational education and since a very young age (for 4...Read their story >
Food StallNicaraguaFrancisco is a hardworking small business owner who works every day to bring home the daily bread to his family. He makes a living selling soft drinks and candy outside the...Read their story >
TaxiSamoaIno is a 35-year-old woman who is married with six children. She has a small taxi business to earn an income. She has had three years in this business. Ino needs a loan to ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorGlenda has a business that offers tamales, bread and clothing. She lives in a rented house with her life partner and 4 year old son. She has been buying and reselling tamal...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorNoé, age 49, studied until the second grade. His wife devotes herself to housekeeping. They are the parents of three children, but only two live with them. Noé is a far...Read their story >
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