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Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMaryani lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. Maryani manages a small shop selling mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credit. Maryani is married and...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaMarsad runs a small stall selling mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. Marsad lives in Jakarta, an urban area. Marsad is married and lives with four people...Read their story >
CattleUgandaChristopher is 36 years old, married, and has six children. He owns cattle in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He started with capital saved from his boda boda (motorcycle) transport busi...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesCelestina is a married woman with eight children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Celestina is 49 years old and three of her eight children are currently in school...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSantos is 61 years old. He is very hardworking and responsible with excellent principles and is very well-known in his community. He lives with his family, made up of his w...Read their story >
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