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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorApolinaria is a woman who works day in, day out, to generate income to cover her household necessities. She is a widow and lives with her 2 children who are 20 and 22 years...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesGrowing up in Lima, Peru, Carmen always dreamed of owning her own business. “I wanted to achieve the American dream,” Carmen said. “I knew that if I worked hard and stayed ...Read their story >
Barber ShopTajikistanFatkhullo is a 35 year old husband and father of three children. He lives in a village, so to feed his large family Fatkhullo works three different jobs. He is a constructi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueRemígio is married and has five children, two of whom are in vocational and high school. He lives with his family in a home they own. He has been working as a security guar...Read their story >
Sporting Good SalesUnited StatesIn 2009, Ramon saw an opportunity to turn a passion into a business. A sports enthusiast, he developed a technology to make it easier for sports fans to track players and s...Read their story >
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