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Auto RepairNicaraguaDelvis is a young entrepreneur who works as a mechanic in his garage, which he started with big sacrifice and is also inherited from his father who died last year. He obtai...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaAde runs a small stall selling snacks, drinks, mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. He lives in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Ade is married and l...Read their story >
FoodEcuadorLucia has lived in Ricaurte for more than 15 years. When she was a young girl, she started working to help her parents financially. She did domestic work in Guayaquil, Qu...Read their story >
General StoreGuatemalaGuadalupe Uno is the name of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank located in Cantel, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. As soon as the ten women finished paying off their previous loan...Read their story >
Spare PartsPhilippinesLelanie sells motor spare parts and accessories to earn a living. She has been running her business in her local community for more than seven years. She earns a sustainabl...Read their story >
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