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General StoreTimor-LesteRicardena is 30 years and married with one child. She has a kiosk to generate income for her family. She has been thinking how to run a big business but she does not have e...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaPhilip's Group is formed by 11 farmers in Kakamega, North District and is being represented by Philip, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 54 years old, is marrie...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesTajikistanSadoqat is a hardworking woman. She was born in 1972. She lives in remote district. She is from the northern part of a country. She is married. She has three children. She ...Read their story >
Spare PartsPhilippinesAs a married mother of four children, Catherine works hard to support her family. She has a spare parts retail business in the Philippines, and earns additional income f...Read their story >
RetailColombiaBelisario is 64 years old. He sells shoes, trinkets, clothes, and many other items. Whatever his customers ask for, his hand are able to fulfill their requests. Ten year...Read their story >
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