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Milk SalesPakistanSaqab is the age of 30; he is the father of one child. He lives in Gujrat, Pakistan. He sells dairy products like milk, curd, and butter. He owns a small dairy farm consist...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGina is 49 years old and married with two children, one of whom is in school. Gina works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and ...Read their story >
LivestockEl Salvador22-year-old Ever is a day laborer. He went to high school, but he stopped studying since he decided to work and help his parents with household expenses. He is a single man...Read their story >
Beauty SalonArmeniaLusine lives in Goris town with her husband and two children (a 9-year old son and an 8-year-old daughter). Lusine is a hairdresser with four years of working experience. S...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweMary is a 24-year-old businesswoman from Mt Darwin District, Zimbabwe. She buys and sells clothing, jewelry, cell phones, and hair chemicals. Mary started her business ...Read their story >
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