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Food Production/SalesColombiaAyde is a mother who is responsible for three children ages 17, 18 and 20 whom she raised, educated, and cared for with her business selling mazamorra [a drink made from ho...Read their story >
RetailKyrgyzstanGulnar is 51 years old married, with four children. Gulnar has a college degree in education. She works as a secondary school teacher. In addition, since 2004, she and her ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Caridi. He is a father of two who lives with two people in the family home in Indramayu, West Java. His spouse is a full-time housewife, taking care of their 5-year-ol...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaSallau is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Sallau joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children: Murna,Hauwa, and Serah. Sallau is excit...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorSaira is 33 years old. She lives in a rented house with her parents and her husband. For the past three years, she has owned a dollar store close to her home. With the prof...Read their story >
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