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Clothing SalesNicaraguaThis communal bank is made up of four members. One of them, the coordinator is María, a strong and enterprising woman who has been at the front of her business for 14 years...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 40 years old and lives with her partner and son. She maintains her home through selling basic food products in a store located in her house, and through her husband'...Read their story >
TaxiBoliviaHenrry works as an employee for a private company in the city of La Paz. He also has a taxi from which he receives a daily income for sustaining his family.
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Food Production/SalesUgandaTom is a 40-year-old hardworking man with two children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He deals in selling produce, mainly cassava and maize flour. He is facing the hardship...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorDavid, of 69 years of age, didn’t have the opportunity to study, but his father taught him little by little how to read and write. David is married. His wife takes care ...Read their story >
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