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Food Production/SalesSamoaMeripa is a 44-year-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells ice-pops in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business....Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaRosa, 45, earns her living making and selling butifarras, a handmade sausage made with pork and seasonings and served with wrapped yuca. It's a family business that she st...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEcuadorKlever is 45 years old and lives in the San Miguel Canton in the Bolivar province. As far as marital status he's married and lives with his wife and three children. He belo...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaRhona is 42 years old and lives in the town of Wakiso in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaNorma is a charismatic, helpful woman who earns a living running her own business, a grocery store she started to earn income to help her family get ahead. She is now the ...Read their story >
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