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AgricultureEcuadorRiqui is a single 22-year old man who lives with his parents and his 2-year old son. They live in the Ventanas canton, province of Los Ríos. He works in agriculture sow...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJosé was brought up in the country and is a farmer. He learned the trade working every day with his father. José works between eight and ten hours every day, depending on t...Read their story >
Auto RepairUnited StatesDavid, a resident of Sumter, South Carolina, has always had a passion for cars. Taking this passion, and a chance for financial freedom, David started his car washing busin...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKenyaJoyce is a married woman. She has three children. She operates a retail business where she sells groceries. She has been involved in this business for five years. Her b...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaShamim is 33-years-old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has four children with three of them currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
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