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General StoreKenyaNdoro is a married man. He has five children with ages ranging from 2 to 13 years. He describes himself to be determined. He operates a retail business where he sells sugar...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaFulgence is married with 3 children, 2 of whom attend school. He operates a retail shop in the Rwerere trading centre. He has done this business for a period of 8 years. Fu...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesChris and his wife, Meghan, (pictured above on the right) are very passionate about the environment, particularly the ocean and the fish that call it home. Chris has a long...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDesideria is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Desideria is 48 years old and has three children who are currently in school. D...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorElena is 46 years old and lives in her own house with family members. She works in the sale of personal use products. Her business has been located in her home for three ...Read their story >
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