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DairyKenyaPeter is 40 years old, married to Gladys and supporting six family members. He has been carving for the last 12 years, earning a monthly income of KES 13,000. He has ap...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorDavid, 44, lives alone is his own house. He owns a shop located in his place of residence. He began the business seven years ago with his own capital. He has many customers...Read their story >
PigsColombiaGabriel is 50 years old and married. He has three children ages 17, 15, and 12. He has made his living raising pigs since 1992, having started the business because of the l...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaTony is a married man. He has one child. He describes himself to be visionary. He operates a retail business where he sells bread, sugar, flour and other items. He has ...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorClemente is 50 years old and lives in his own house with his wife. He has made a living making trips in his car for 15 years. He has a lot of customers who prefer him for t...Read their story >
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