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AgricultureGuatemalaMaría only has one brother, her father and mother died when she was 7 years old, she does not remember them. Since then she live with a lady that took care of them. She wor...Read their story >
Food StallEcuadorTaylor, 19, lives in the coastal region, in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, a city with a pleasant climate. It's a very commercial city that's considered a land port that ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDante is grateful that he was granted a 25,000 PHP loan which he used to purchase various grocery items and products needed in his general store. Through his earnings, he i...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaMargret is a married woman who has 4 children. She describes herself as capable. She operates a retail shop where she sells soap, flour, bread, sugar and other items. Sh...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaAbdul is a 35-year-old single man living with his family in rural Kyotera, where transportation is a challenge. He belongs to a poor family. Abdul studied until elementary...Read their story >
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