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Fish SellingPhilippinesGloria is 47 years old and a married woman with two children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. She has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She requested ...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesLooking back on his childhood, Emmanuel wishes he had an organized youth sports training program. “Not only to help me athletically, but to help boost my confidence!” he sa...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJulio has 11 children ages 28, 27, 26, 25, 23, 20, 18, 13, 12, 10 and 9. He supports them to this day thanks to his business of growing fruit and vegetables which he inheri...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuan, 25 years old, is a hard-working young man who, looking for the way to earn a living, decided 6 years ago to work making bread, a job that he does to the present date,...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanUmut is 44 years old, married and the mother of three children. She has been involved in animal husbandry since 1994, and this activity constitutes her family's main sourc...Read their story >
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