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RetailTogoAyawovi is a 41-year-old man living in Lomé with his wife, a retailer, and his children, who are 3 and 7. He is a retailer of rice, which is a business he has been involved...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAdilia is 43 years old. She lives with her son. She works as a merchant selling store products wholesale. She has had her business for more than 20 years with her own capit...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanNasiba is 44 years old, married, and has three children. Her entire family gladly helps her with her business. Nasiba has a secondary-level education and a long work histo...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesNelsie is driven by passion in selling. At the age of 37, Nelsie, the mother of an infant child, lives in Tudela, Misamis Occidental. She runs a sari-sari (small grocery) s...Read their story >
General StoreVietnamLan is 49 years old and lives with two sons and her husband. For the past 5 years Lan has been running a general store from the front of her house to earn an income to supp...Read their story >
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