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Clothing SalesColombiaBeatriz is a 54 year old woman who for some time now has worked in various activities but always with the goal in mind of beginning a micro-business. In 2012 she began her...Read their story >
UpholsteryNicaraguaGabriela has always been persevering and brave. She started an upholstery business when she was young and, after some time, opened a workshop making briefcases and book cov...Read their story >
Butcher ShopUgandaLatiff is married with four children and lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He is hard working operating a butcher shop on a busy street in town and at the same time a farmer gro...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaDiana is a 29-year-old woman who is dedicated, hard-working, and committed to the future of her family. Her family is made up of her partner and her two children, the olde...Read their story >
DairyRwandaDesire is 48 years old. He is married, with 4 children between the ages of 7 and 16 years old. All of them attend school. He has operated a farm for the past 8 years and...Read their story >
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