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TaxiArmeniaNarine and her husband own a taxi service business in Qajaran town. Their service includes seven cars providing taxi service in the Qajaran-Yerevan direction. Because o...Read their story >
LivestockMyanmar (Burma)This community is located Ku Lar Kone Tan Village, in Myanmar Ayeyarwaddy Delta region and it consists of five CBO (Community Based Organization) members who oversee a gro...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaMagdalena is a member of Dúo Rosas de San Juan [Roses of San Juan Partnership]. She lives in the center of San Juan and makes a living preparing and selling food and snacks...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMorena is 33 years old. She has had a business selling sandwiches and hamburgers for 2 years. She has a very good client base because she sells her food at a good price. He...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineMahmoud is a 32-year-old married man from Rafah city. He lives with his wife and one son in a simple humble house. Mahmoud works as an employee in the public sector, where ...Read their story >
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