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Clothing SalesBoliviaGladys is a 24 year-old single woman. She has a child, and a business selling clothing made of wool and Dralon. She is enterprising, independent, consistent, responsible,...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesGuatemalaSanta Lucia is a municipality of the Guatemalan Department of Solola where the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Nohemy” is located. The majority of the population speaks the M...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaMareta is 45 years old and married with 2 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaJacqueline is a single woman. She describes herself to be focused. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes and shoes. She has been involved in this business ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMario is 47 years old and lives in his own home with his common-law wife and their two children, ages 16 and 19. He is a man who has worked hard to get his family ahead and...Read their story >
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