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General StoreEl SalvadorJorge, 58, lives in his own house with his wife. He has had a store located in his home for seven years. He has many clients due to the good prices and his friendliness whe...Read their story >
Used ClothingBoliviaNina, 29, lives with her partner. She has three children, ages 3 months, 2, and 9. Her business is selling used clothing. She's a sensitive, sincere, understanding, pati...Read their story >
DairyKenyaPhilip is married and the father of four children. He lives in Molo, a remote rural town that has harsh living conditions and requires tough skin to survive. He has earned ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaGloria is a very home-loving woman. She is the head of her family and is very concerned for her young 6-year-old daughter. Not having a person to help her, she had to find ...Read their story >
Home EnergyTajikistanMayramby was born in 1985. She is widowed. Mayramby does not have any children. She is a seamstress and sews a variety of women's clothes. Mayramby has been busy with this ...Read their story >
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