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Food StallBoliviaYoly, 32, is single and has four children, ages 12, 8, 6 and 4. Her business is selling food. She is an enterprising, independent, responsible, hard-working good mother. ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorJose is a young man, 22 years old, single and living at home with his parents and a brother. Due to his family's financial situation, he only studied through 9th grade, le...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlma is 40 years old. She is married and has a 14 year-old and 2 year-old daughter. Alma is very dedicated to her family; she is responsible and well-known in her community...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaYimen is a man of 40 years of age. He is separated from his wife and has two children, ages 17 and 8, to whom he offers food, education, and shelter. Yimen is mobile food ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaStevanus is single and he lives with his family in North Bogor, a suburban area located about two hours’ drive from Jakarta, the capital city. To support his family, Stevan...Read their story >
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