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BakeryEl SalvadorAlis, 49 years old, lives in his own house with his mother. He has had a bakery located in his place of residence for the last 10 years. He has many customers because of th...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanShahodat is caring mother of 5 children. Her husband is a woodworker. They try to provide good living conditions for their children which is why she has worked for 13 years...Read their story >
RetailColombiaCesar started selling beer and drinks months ago. He learned this business activity thanks to a friend. He sought out this business activity as an alternative way of gene...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanThis talented and skillful woman is named Fotima. She is 53 years old. She continues to work in her beloved profession of sewing. Thanks to this skill, she earns a living a...Read their story >
General StorePeruShirley Noemi is 36 years old and is a single mother who lives with her two youngest children in her own home in the district of Zaña, in Chiclayo province, Lambayeque regi...Read their story >
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