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CattleBoliviaWilzon is single. He doesn't have any children and he lives with his parents in the community of Arajllanga in an adobe house that they own. It only has water and electrici...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaHector is an energetic and entrepreneurial young man who is eagerly looking for a way to support his household. He began selling Amway products a few months ago, after a fr...Read their story >
RetailHondurasCarlos is 24 years old and single, and he has a child. He lives in the municipality of Morazán, Yoro. He used to work as a day laborer in agriculture, and he has been ...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe "MADRE SELVA" communal bank group will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Santiago II. It is made up of eight members and is led ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRosaura is 66, she sells clothing around the different markets that are located close to her residence. She lives in a house she owns with her two children and two grandch...Read their story >
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