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Food MarketPeruJorge is a loving father. He is 61 years old, married, and lives with his family in Imperial. From a very young age, he has strived to help his family get ahead. His wif...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaRose, aged 35, a member of Muwanguzi Group Wakaliga, a mother of four, and three are school going children. Rose began her business of selling clothes (kanzu and sharias) ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesColombiaLeudith, 34, is a very enterprising, dynamic, and dedicated woman. Three years ago, she began to sell merchandise such as electrical household appliances in the town of Mo...Read their story >
EntertainmentUnited StatesChris is a 19-year-old entrepreneur from Frederick, Maryland who wishes to start a Moon Bounce rental business. He wishes to serve children’s birthday parties and other eve...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorIngris lives in the home of a relative with her husband and their three children. She has had a business selling sandwiches and hamburgers for several years. She has a lot ...Read their story >
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