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Fish SellingPhilippinesMargie, 41 years old, is married and has eight children, three currently in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Margie has had a fish vending business in the Ph...Read their story >
Auto RepairLebanonMohamad is a 34-year-old, married Palestinian refugee. He had the chance to study computer science, but unfortunately he couldn't benefit from working in this domain, since...Read their story >
Water DistributionColombiaThis young man Jhon, at his 19 years of age has the characteristics of youth and entrepreneurship; he wants to start his own business of water and soft drink distribution i...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaNancy is a widowed woman. She has six children. She describes herself as committed. She operates a retail business where she sells fruits and vegetables. She has been i...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesGhanaThese members are part of the group called Discipline. The group is composed of five members living in the same neighborhood. They sell vegetables, wooden chairs and tables...Read their story >
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