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Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorNehemías has a partner, and lives attentive to the needs that rise in his home. He lives with his life partner and doesn´t have children currently. He doesn´t have any othe...Read their story >
BakeryNicaraguaJuan is a man worried about his family´s development. He has had a bread shop business for 12 years which he started with his wife, and has now gotten to the point where he...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Jumdah works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from ...Read their story >
ClothingGhanaGroup member Sarah belongs to this group called Nyanyo Kpakpa (good friend). They are people who are hard working and are into second hand clothing, dresses (shirt and skir...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesIn 2006, Virginia learned about Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative and the financial assistance it gives start-ups. Virginia tried her luck on starting a business focusing o...Read their story >
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