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Clothing SalesColombiaShe is Paola, 33, a mother and head of the family. She has three children, 2, 5, and 15. Her goal is to get ahead and to take advantage of what she's has. Presently, she ge...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaFructuoso is a 35-year-old man who makes a living selling food, mainly pork, which he sells in Sabaneta. This business has provided the financial support for his family whi...Read their story >
Used ClothingGuatemalaFlor De María, 33, is one of the two members of the Dúo Guatebella group. She has a business buying and selling used American clothing and is applying for a loan that she ...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesMarcela, aged 68, is from Casusan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She is married and manages her own rice field with the help of her husband. For this cropping season, she...Read their story >
TransportationPeruPablo is 36 years old. He lives in his own house made of rustic materials with his spouse and three minor children. Pablo has lived in this district for 10 years in the rur...Read their story >
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