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ServicesIndonesiaSuhandi runs a small stall selling mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. He lives north of Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Suhandi is...Read their story >
Decorations SalesUnited StatesMs. Dale has always enjoyed helping other people, especially the elderly, since she was a child. In 2002 she started Anointed Gifts & Services, which specializes in inspira...Read their story >
Home Products SalesColombiaWilliam, 60, is single and motivated to continue working on his own. Several years ago he started selling merchandise on credit in the area where he lives, and currently h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnabelle is 44 years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 29,500 l...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaOgi runs a small stall which sells snacks and mobile phone airtime credits. Ogi lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Ogi is married and live...Read their story >
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