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Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorWhen Emilia has asked for support, she has received it. She sees this as something of great help in her pursuit of better living conditions and a better financial situation...Read their story >
CerealsBoliviaLucio, 53, is married and has no children. His business is selling cereals. He's an enterprising, independent, persevering, responsible, and hardworking man. He works in...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaGideon is a single man. He describes himself to be committed. He operates a transport business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. He has been involved in t...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPhanice is 42 years old and is often described as a very reliable person. She has four children and is married. As a group leader, Phanice is here representing her group of...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCatalina is 40 years old and married with four children. Catalina works very hard to provide for them. Catalina runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a P...Read their story >
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