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AgricultureEl SalvadorRony, 32, lives with his wife and son in a house that they own. He has operated a farming business for a year and grows maize and yucca. He will sell his crop to local bu...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesTeodocia is 46 years old and married with three children. For the past 14 years, she has run a general store in the Philippines and she also earns an income vending food. T...Read their story >
RetailUgandaMargaret is 53 years old and lives in the town of Lira in the Lira region of Uganda. She is married, and has five children, with two of them currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaRonald, aged 20 years, is a resident of Kipsebwo, a remote village in Nandi Hills, Kenya. He owns a small plot of inherited land on which he has been practicing mixed farmi...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaLenis is a woman with all the spirit for work. Her work is providing manicure and pedicure services, a business with which she can cover her expenses and bring sustenance t...Read their story >
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