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Food Production/SalesColombiaThis is Jesús, a man of character and good will, with the desire to make progress and get ahead, together with his wife and their three children. Approximately five year...Read their story >
Auto RepairUnited StatesThough he is youthful in appearance, Christopher already has the trappings of a consummate businessman. Currently pursuing an associate’s degree in accounting, Christopher ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulumkan is 58 years old, married, and the mother of five. Gulumkan has received secondary education. As a main source of income for her family, she raises livestock and gr...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAlice is a 29-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Ormoc City, Philippines. She earns a living through her sari-sari or retail store business selling ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJose, 44, lives with his life partner in his own house. He has been working in agriculture for 12 years, primarily growing corn. When the harvest is ready, he stores it in ...Read their story >
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