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Shoe SalesTajikistanSaodat is an entrepreneur who took the initiative to start a business selling shoes for women to support her family and help them get ahead. She thinks that her business...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesSegundo, a 49-year-old married man, earns a living through his retail sales of coconut wine. A father of three children, Segundo has been in the business for more than 14 y...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineViktor is 56 years old, and all of children are grown. He has been involved in a greenhouse farming business for 31 years. He grows tomatoes, peppers, onions, 2 crops of ca...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesEvelyn is a married woman with seven children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Evelyn is 52 years old and has two of her children still in school. Evelyn has a ...Read their story >
CattleUgandaBenon raises and trades cattle to maximize his profit. He realized a need among the farmers and decided to buying cattle from them to make a profit because he has a chance...Read their story >
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