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Animal SalesPeruOswaldo is 31 years old, single, and is known for raising and selling small animals (chickens, guinea pigs, etc.) He lives with his brother and sister in law and is from a ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaAna Victoria is the head of the group "Dúo Alejandrina de Vista Hermosa". She makes a living selling women blouses in different sizes and colors, as well as children outfit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanPerizat is 36 years old, married, and the mother of three children of pre-school age. She has higher education and has worked as a university teacher for 12 years. Perizat'...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruBacilio is 50 years old. He is married, has one son, and lives with his family in a rural area of the district of Oyotún, in Chiclayo province in the Lambayeque region of P...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaJavier is a 34 year old man with a general store he has been managing and operating for 10 years with great enthusiasm and what sets it apart is the attitude he has with th...Read their story >
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