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Construction SuppliesMexicoFrancisco is the young father of two. He lives in San Martin, Puebla with his wife and family. Francisco works as a blacksmith mainly for residences. He does beautiful work...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesZaiminrene, 29 years old, is married with two kids and is a resident of Sta. Filomena, Dipolog City, Philippines. She has been in this business for more than a decade. Vege...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorEvelyn has been married for 12 years. Her husband works as a security guard. They have two children who are studying for a basic education. Evelyn is a merchant and sell...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanIrshad is the age of 52, a mother of four children, living with her spouse and children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a green grocer by profession, an...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaMaitha is a married man with two children, all of whom attend school. He lives at his own house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food ...Read their story >
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