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Goods DistributionColombiaJosé’s family has always worked as beer and soft drink distributors. They supply stores in rural areas where it is difficult to access these products or where people are r...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanBahor was born in 1970. She is a kind woman from South Tajikistan. Bahor is a married mother of three children. She is a higher educated woman and has more than 30 years of...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaNohora is a very hard-working person who, thanks to her daily efforts, has been able to help her children to get ahead by providing them with a good upbringing. Nohora i...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippines51-year-old Nilda is a vegetable vendor. She sells vegetables like squash, cabbage, tomatoes, and spices like onions and garlic. She is married woman with two grown childre...Read their story >
Food StallTanzaniaMagreth, who is in her mid-30s, is a divorcee with four children who are still in school. She has been a food vendor for the last ten years and works from 6am to midnight ...Read their story >
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