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PigsColombiaFrom a young age, Victoriano dedicated himself to farm work: ranging from agriculture to raising animals. His father taught him these activities for his survival and now he...Read their story >
Higher education costsHondurasYoung José Motiño is 24 years old and lives with his parents in the Honduras section of the city of Tegucigalpa. He is about to finish his university studies where he expec...Read their story >
Milk SalesPhilippinesBlandina is 60 years old and lives in Centro Hulpa Tudela, Philippines. She is married with 3 children. To earn a living, Blandina has a business selling milk bars in t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSandra, 35, lives with her partner and 10 year old daughter. She is an entrepreneur and visionary and has maintained her business as a street vendor selling chicken and cor...Read their story >
Soft DrinksColombiaRocio was driven by a friend to generate income by selling boli (frozen fruit), ice cream and chicha. She began freezing water and little by little adding other products to...Read their story >
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