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ServicesUnited StatesRamon has always been an artist at heart. At the age of 10, he was an aspiring artist drawing pictures of celebrities and cartoon characters. The wrong crowd and a trou...Read their story >
CafeNicaraguaYolanda Isabel is married with three children, the youngest whom she is responsible for. She is from the Chinandega district and is the owner of a cafe located in one of th...Read their story >
Paper SalesEl SalvadorLoida is married with 3 children. She lives with her husband and children and their family is very united. Due to the need to generate income and help with family expenses,...Read their story >
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