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PubUgandaMicheal aged 29 runs a bar in Hoima, Uganda. He supplements his income with a produce business and boda boda (motorcycle) transport business. He is married and has two chi...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruMirella is a young entrepreneur. She is 34 years old, a single mother, and lives in Ica with her family. She has 2 marvelous children who are her greatest pride and for ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaMileydis works things out any way she can. Her goal is to earn the income she needs to have a good life and get out of poverty. She lives in a rural area in the town of...Read their story >
Food MarketUgandaJane is a 39-year-old female married with four children living in Kasese, Uganda. For four years she has been selling tomatoes. She started the business to earn a living si...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruThis is the "Las Triunfadoras" group from the Cusco district, in the province and department of the same name. One member of the group is Flora. She is 34 years old, has...Read their story >
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