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General StorePhilippinesAs a married mother of six children, Lucita works hard to support her family. She has a rice retailing business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from a ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaMedi is a charcoal seller from Makenke, Mbarara district. He is 28 years and happily married, with two children. He did not go far in his education because the family faile...Read their story >
TransportationArmeniaGarik lives in Koghb village with his mother, wife, and two children. His father is in the Russian Federation and from there he transfers money for his family. Garik is...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaTadeo is a married man with four children living in Bundibugyo-Uganda. He deals in cocoa buying and selling and has cocoa gardens which help him to supplement the cocoa...Read their story >
FoodGuatemalaThe six women entrepreneurs of Las Honestas Group live in the community of San Antonio Aguas Calientes in the Department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. They consider themselve...Read their story >
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