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Beauty SalonKyrgyzstanMavlyudahon is 35 years old, married, and has three children. As a main source of income, Mavlyudahon offers massage sevices in a beauty salon. She has been involved in thi...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruJorge is a hardworking, cheerful man, currently working as a cleaner for a business in his hometown, Lima. Due to the lack of economic resources, he was not able to study a...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorCarmen is 57 years old and has been managing a store out of her home for several years. She has many customers as a result of the variety of products that she offers. Wit...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl Salvador27-year old Marta lives in her own house with her husband and their three children aged 10, 7, and 2. She earns her living selling different types of clothing in the commun...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineAndrey is a farmer. Since 2007 he has been growing sunflowers and wheat on 15 ha of land. He started his business using a mini-tractor to work 10 ha of wheat. Andrey has...Read their story >
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