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CafeColombiaJosé is a 32 year old man. He is very hard-working, capable, affectionate, and honest. He has a café where he sells coffee, other beverages, and food, but his idea is to ta...Read their story >
RetailUgandaWilliam is 42 years old, and is married with six children. He lives in Kasese, Uganda and is a hard working, faithful man. William has been a teacher by profession for 18 ...Read their story >
Food MarketNicaraguaJosé Esteban is single. He is a humble merchant who has a store. With much difficulty he was able to go to secondary school and get his children ahead. One of them is 14 y...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaira is 39 years old. She had the opportunity to study at a higher level. She is separated from her husband and is the mother of three children, who are students and live ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesParaguayThe group “Vya Renda” has taken the poverty elimination survey. By participating in this program, each member will be able to improve her living situation.
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