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General StorePhilippinesCarolyn is a married woman with five children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Carolyn is 35 years old and has five children who are in school. Carolyn has a ge...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaMoeun is a resident in the Prey Veng province and is a mother of three children. For her family, rice farming is the only source of income. She has been in this business f...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesParaguayLaura's single. She's from the city of San Lorenzo and works making food and selling it as a street vendor. She starts her day very early because she gets up to prepare t...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorThis young woman's face has been blurred because she is 23 years old and lives in a high risk area. For many years she has owned a store located in her house. She lives in ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is 29 years old and has studied until sixth grade of primary school. He is married, and his wife is dedicated to household tasks. He has two young children. José still...Read their story >
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