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General StoreKenyaMbeyu is a very hard-working and enterprising woman who says that she has been able to greatly increase her income and help her family, thanks to her hard work. She is a...Read their story >
RestaurantPakistanRubina is a 30-year-old woman and resides in Lahore, Pakistan. She looks after her family which consists on four people. Her husband has run a restaurant for many years...Read their story >
SewingIraqWafia is a member of this group from Iraq. She is 50 years old and has one child. After her divorce, she had to depend on herself. She started her sewing business thirteen ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorTania is 20 years old and has a ninth-grade education. Her partner works as a mechanic's assistant, and they have no children. They currently live with her mother. Tania r...Read their story >
PigsCosta RicaEstrella is the president of the communal bank "Por un Mejor Mañana," in Banco Mujer. She is 48 years old, and she lives with her husband and their minor children, who att...Read their story >
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