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General StoreUgandaAnnet is 38 years old and lives in the town of Bombo in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past two...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruMichel is a single youth who is very hardworking and has a strong desire to get ahead. He works by providing transportation services with a moto-taxi that he has in his na...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesLebanonAya 1 Group is a remarkable hardworking group, where the members put so much effort to develop their businesses and social living in a well-managed way. Zeinab, Mariam a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Khương operates a food stall/restaurant selling fish. Khương has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. In 2013, Khương joined Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor ...Read their story >
FoodColombia57-year-old Luis is motivated and has received a lot of support to start his own business, which will be the first of its kind in this residential area. He's talking about ...Read their story >
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