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General StorePhilippinesGuirellito is a businessman from Carangan, Ozamiz City. He is 43 years old, married, and has an expertise in selling. He runs a little sari-sari store and earns a meager in...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesThis is Jun, 40, resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. He is married to Juanita, who manages their household and and has two children. He and his wife work together to c...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVladimir, 35, is a resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. He is married to Marianne, a teacher, and has one child who is in preparatory school. He and his wife work toget...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHere is Ronel, 36, a resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. He is married to Vilma, a massage therapist, and has three children who manage their household and help in his...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRaden is a 36-year-old married man from Concepcion, Iloilo. Raden earns an income through his sari-sari or variety store business. He sells various goods to the people in h...Read their story >
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