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Food Production/SalesParaguayThe Virgen Caacupe committee is a new group founded through the good experiences of some neighboring groups, which motivated them to form their committee. They're from a ru...Read their story >
General StorePakistanPerveen is a 49 years old, married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store with her son who is also shown in the photo. Her son assists her by purcha...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaThis charming woman is 43 years old and she lives with her two beautiful daughters in Sevan city of Gegharkunik region. Hasmik’s husband is in the Russian Federation and he...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaVictor is 56 years old and has earned a living from agriculture for 3 years. He learnt about this business empirically, that is to say by means of experience and observi...Read their story >
CateringColombiaLuis is 33 years old, he lives in Cartagena de Indias where he worked for a while as a fast food employee. However his enterprising spirit allowed him to being his own ...Read their story >
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