Tag Archives: North America

Abrahatsiyone – Food Retail (Washington DC, United States)

Abrahatsiyone is originally from Eritrea, in East Africa. She is a mother of four children. Abrahatsiyone has been operating a food truck in the DC metro area for the past 23 years, primarily selling hot dogs, chips, snacks, drinks, and a few Ethiopian food items such as injera, a traditional handmade bread. Last year Abrahatsiyone […]

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San Judas Tadeo Group – Food Retail (Vicente, Oaxaca, Mexico)

San Judas Tadeo is the name of a group located in a sugarcane region where the people work in the fields, sowing and harvesting sugarcane. This group is made up of seven people. Each of them has a financial activity: Virginia sells groceries, Paula sells food, Ines sells clothing, Eufemia sells tortillas, Sara sells clothing, […]

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El Pedregal Group – Retail Sales (Acatlan de Perez, Oaxaca, Mexico)

Alicia is a member of the group “El Pedregal.” She is 38 years old. She only completed her secondary education. She is married and has three children who attend the community’s primary school. A little more than 9 years ago, she began to sell shoes and cosmetics through catalog sales. She sells door-to-door with her […]

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Abelardo – Repair Service (Brownsville, Texas, United States)

For four years, Abelardo has operated El Brother Tire Shop selling new and used tires in his tire repair shop. As the only employee of the shop, Abelardo normally finances his business from his savings.¬†Recently, he needed funds to pay for the construction of a carport and for inventory. After a friend informed Albelardo about […]

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