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Food MarketRwandaEsperance is 37 years old. She is married with 5 children between the ages of 17 and 6 years, all of whom go to school. She has a shop and has been running the business...Read their story >
Home Products SalesPeruJesús María is 39 years old. She is in a common-law marriage and lives in the district of Buenos Aires with her dependent children. Life in the community is quiet; people e...Read their story >
SewingColombiaEverlides lives very close to the ocean. She makes clothing, and has 15 years of experience in the field. In 2010, she started helping her friend, but later decided to br...Read their story >
RetailRwandaSarah is 45 years old. She is married with three children aged between 18 and 8 years, all of them go to school. She has a shop and has been running a business for 15 years...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaMilton is a very nice person and he always has a smile for his customers who come in to his grocery store in a rural part of Valencia municipality. Thanks to his charism...Read their story >
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