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Clothing SalesKenyaJanet is 26 years old, and she runs a boutique shop in Oloitoktok town. She sells clothes and shoes, and she has been in this business for four years now. She is marrie...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaJuan lives in the town of Ticuantepe in the region of Enrramadas. He is a married father of two children who are above the age of majority. Juan's main work is buying a...Read their story >
TransportationNicaraguaCarlos is 45 years ols and married with three children. They are ages nineteen, twelve, and five months, and the two oldest are in school. He is from the central area of th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaLucy is a very hardworking lady from Nakuru. She is a single mother of a 17 year old and and twins of 12 years. She has a business of selling new clothes, which she has ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaria is 58 years old and has a fifth grade education. She is the single mother of five children, three of whom live with her two work and the other attends school. One o...Read their story >
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