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General StorePhilippinesJames managed a banana farm in order to make a living. He also worked in a private institution as a collector and it helped his family to sustain their needs. James had...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFelix is married with eight children. Felix is 64 years old and lives in Goin, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. Felix operates his sari-sari store (convenience store) to earn...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJames is married with one child. He is 46 years old and lives in P-3 Clarin, Philippines.
James sells a variety of products to earn a living and has had this bus...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFerdinand has been running a retail business in order to provide the needs of his family. He sells assorted groceries in their village to make a living. His family helps ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJunery is married with 2 children.He is 40 years old and lives in Balangasan, Pagadian City Philippines. Junery operates a sari-sari store to earn a living and...Read their story >
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