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RetailNicaraguaLester Roberto, an adult with one young son, is originally from one of the towns north of Chinandega, located in the western part of the country. He's hard-working, honorab...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaSuccess never comes alone, one must work arduously to obtain it, says Emilio, a young entrepreneur. He sells medicine for daily maladies such as headaches or stomach pain. ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasDilma, 52, is a single mother with 2 children. She lives in a town in the municipality of Macuelizo, in the department of Santa Barbara. Her business is a grocery store wh...Read their story >
FarmingMyanmar (Burma)Located in Central Myanmar’s Magway township, this community currently has 27 village customers, including 4 CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members who help t...Read their story >
SewingBoliviaThe “MARGARITA DE 15 DE JULIO” communal bank will begin its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Santiago II center. It is made up of eight members and led by a board...Read their story >
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