Small Business

March 12, 2007

Nurturing Nicaragua

As the owner of a new small business in this struggling Central American nation, Carlos Fernando Solórzano, 24, says he has the hopes of about 50 workers and 100 families riding on his success. But his company, Vegyfrut -- which provides fresh-cut fruits and vegetables to high-end restaurants and hotels -- has something else riding on it too: a new poverty-reduction model.

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