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General StoreSamoaFiapito, age 36, operates a small store business to earn an income. She sells flour, rice, sugar, chicken legs, and a number of daily consumption goods in her store, which ...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaMulibathi is 28, male, and married with 1 child and he also has 2 dependents living with him in Kasese Uganda. He operates a retail shop for 12 hours a day, and has been in...Read their story >
Beauty SalonKenyaLydia is a 26-year-old single woman. She has a child who is 3 years old. She describes herself to be industrious. She operates a beauty salon where she provides hair dressi...Read their story >
TailoringKenyaDavid is a 32-year-old married man with three children between the ages of one to six. For the past five years, he has operated a tailoring shop where he sells materials an...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruFreddy is a young entrepreneur of 19 years of age. He's single and lives in Pisco with his family. A person eager to get ahead, he's currently considering a college degree...Read their story >
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