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General StoreColombiaLuis is a 63-year-old man who, in addition to smiles and excellent products, knows how to attract customers. This man's charisma has a very positive impact on his customers...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaJared is 44 years old. He is married to Benter and together they have been blessed with 7 children, aged between 22 and 2 years old. Jared has been in the transport busi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuana is 34 years old and is a hardworking woman who strives to move ahead in life selling a variety of products such as tortillas, cheese and vegetables. She has been doin...Read their story >
Grocery StoreCambodiaMom, 26, lives with family members in a rural village of Battambang province. She secures the basic needs in her family via selling grocery items and working for others for...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesJosephine is 34 years old and married with two children. She earns a living by having a pig fattening business in the Philippines. Josephine is borrowing PHP 18,000 thro...Read their story >
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