Monthly Archives: May 2013

Soila Cristina

Soila is a 30 year old married woman who only attended primary school for one year.  She lives in Guatemala, and has two children, one of whom is studying. She has a general store and started her business selling French … Continue reading

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Efren

Efren is a farmer living at Solana with his wife and children. He plants and harvests rice to sell to traders and has been in business for over 10 years. He usually earns about P20,000 twice a year, during harvest … Continue reading

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Hugo Guillermo

Hugo is 27 years old, single, and does not have any children. Hugo lives in the town of Libertad in Ecuador. He says that he started selling natural products four years ago. He tells us that it was hard at … Continue reading

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Mamie

Mamie, 36, lives in Buchanan, Liberia, with her husband and two children between the ages of 7 and 10, who are currently in school. She received the initial capital to start in this business from her husband. She has a … Continue reading

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Turwanyubunebwe

Jean Bosco is a member and president of the “Turwanyubunebwe 22 B” group from Rwanda. The name of the group means “fighting against laziness”. Jean Bosco is 43 years old and married with 6 children aged between 2 and 17 … Continue reading

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Nyoman

Nyoman is a master carver who specializes in Balinese masks. He would like to purchase larger amounts of wood to continue production. Nyoman has been selling through NOVICA since 2002. This is his story: “I learned to carve at a … Continue reading

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Marcelino

Marcelino has been a farmer practically all of his life. He used to help his father in the fields when he was a boy and he has lots of experience with all types of crops. He’s married to Irma and … Continue reading

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