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AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé, aged 47, is married. His father-in-law gave him and his wife a piece of land where they could build their house and start a family. At the age of 12, and in order ...Read their story >Funding via CrediCampo
CerealsKenyaMetrine is a married woman with 5 children. She describes herself to be dedicated. She operates a retail business where she sells cereals. She has been involved in this bus...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
Clothing SalesColombiaDeyanira is a small business owner who lives in the municipality of Barranquilla. Through her business charisma she has been in sales since 2010, when a friend proposed sel...Read their story >Funding via Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaRuth is a married woman. She has 2 children. She describes herself to be honest. Ruth operates a retail business where she sells fruit. She has been involved in this busine...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
Cosmetics SalesGuatemalaMs. Santa Lucita is twenty-six years old and has two children, one ten year old and a seven year old. She works selling snacks at a small school and has also worked selling...Read their story >Funding via FAPE
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