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JewelryColombiaCatalina sells articles of costume jewelry, articles which enjoy a very good reception among the inhabitants of the town of Bello. She is married and the mother of a 10-...Read their story >
Used ClothingNicaraguaThe solidarity group called “Los Lirios” (The Lilies) consists of three working women. The group coordinator is Besayda. She is 42 years old, in a relationship, and the m...Read their story >
PigsColombiaCecilia is a 43-year-old woman. She is hard-working and humble, and she currently makes a living raising, caring for, and later selling livestock and pigs. This work allows...Read their story >
Soft DrinksEl SalvadorJorge is 36 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and two children. He sells shaved ice snacks from his cart as a street vendor through the different neighborho...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesRoselie, 59, is married and has four children. For the past seven years she has worked hard preparing and selling food in the Philippines.
Roselie has applied for a ...Read their story >
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