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Land RentalEl SalvadorRamiro is 51 years old and completed up to the end of third year of a university degree in civil engineering. Ramiro is married; his wife has a business selling clothes for...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaNarang, 34, is a farmer living in Snoul district of Kratie province and a married mother of three dependent children, two of whom are in school. Growing cassava on three he...Read their story >
TransportationUnited StatesMagno has owned a small trucking business in Elizabeth, New Jersey for over five years. A friendly, jovial man, he loves meeting new people on the road, and through his wor...Read their story >
FarmingPakistanSufyan is 24 years old, he is standing in the middle and raising his hand in the photo. He is the leader of a group of three. He attended primary school and he wanted to go...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesSally is 56 years old and married with two children. She works very hard to provide for them.
Sally runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 2...Read their story >
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