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PhotographyKenyaCharles is a married man. He has two children who are three and five years old. He describes himself as optimistic. He operates a photography business. He has been involved...Read their story >
TailoringPhilippinesJocelyn owns a tailoring business and a farm supplies business. She is happily married and blessed with five children. Two of her children have settled into marriage, two a...Read their story >
Electronics RepairNicaraguaAfter 20 years of arduous work, effort, and dedication Melvin has managed to maintain his shop that repairs refrigeration of household appliances. With the help of his fat...Read their story >
BakeryPeruJuan Jose is 39 years old and is single. He lives in the district of Morropón and is from that area. He lives in his own house along with his family. Life in the community ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Loan operates a food stall/restaurant selling snacks. She has been involved in this business for more than ten years.
Loan is 50 years old, and she is marri...Read their story >
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