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ServicesGhanaEmmanuel is a 38-year-old man who is married with two children. He operates a commercial toilet and bath business. He has been in this business for three years, currently h...Read their story >
Shoe SalesKenyaEverlyne is a married woman. She has three children with ages ranging from 3 years to 17 years. She describes herself to be committed. She operates a retail business wh...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaYulis lives in a neighbourhood located to the south-west of Barranquilla. She is the owner of a grocery store, which has been in operation since 2009. She sells everything ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesSamoaFegauiai is 34 years old and married. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas, which she sells in her community and at the market. She has been farming ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaNancy is a humble mother of a 12-year-old daughter. She sells basic clothing for a living. She started this job out of necessity, because she couldn't find work. She was le...Read their story >
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