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General StorePhilippinesRodulfo has been selling food for many years and he earns well to provide for his family. He has also been engaged in retailing to improve his business. Rodulfo has success...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRoldan, a young entrepreneur of Zamboanga del Norte operates a general store to make a living. He has been doing this for two years and he earns well enough to improve it. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesErnesto is 56 years, resides in la Esperanza, Rizal. He is married with three children, who are studying in college. He has engaged in a sari-sari store business for 10 ye...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRandy Pol is 31 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. He is married with one child. Randy Pol has been engaged in managing a little sari-sari sto...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesErnesto, aged 61, is married and blessed with five children. He has owned and operated a retail store in their village for almost ten years, and earns a net income of PHP 2...Read their story >
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