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General StorePhilippinesMelchor, 37, is a married man with five children. He lives in Acad, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. He has run a sari- sari store (small convenience store) for five years. ...Read their story >
Animal SalesBoliviaFlorencio is 54 years old, married, has two sons of 28 and 35 years of age and he sells cattle. He's entrepreneurial, independent, responsible, and hard working. He works...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEva is 56 years old, married, and lives in a home with her husband that the couple owns. She has for the past ten years run a store in the home, which generates enough inco...Read their story >
PoultryGeorgiaTea is a 31-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and two school-aged children in Khelvachauri district. Her husband works as a cook locally and gets a monthly...Read their story >
Higher education costsBoliviaRoger is 21 years old, single and has no children. He is studying for a career in graphic design. He is intelligent, attentive, responsible, hardworking and customer-servic...Read their story >
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