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AgricultureEl SalvadorGilberto, 56 years old, lives in his own home with his wife and son. He has worked as a farmer of basic grains (corn and beans) for 33 years. Also, he works at a farm as an...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaGladys is a married woman. She has three children. She operates a retail business where she sells sugar, rice, flour and other items. She has been involved in this business...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaAlmirys, at only 19 years of age, is the owner of a beauty salon. Her mother, who is a beauty supply distributor, came up with the idea for this business, and decided to o...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanFarzana is a 46-year-old working woman who felt that she should support her husband to improve their financial situation. She started a business to sell cloth. She believ...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamLài is 41 years old and married with two children. She has worked in agriculture, raising poultry, for two years. Lài lives in Thanh Hoa city, a urban town in Thanh Ho...Read their story >
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