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Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanRazia is a 60-year-old woman. A year ago she started selling cloth which she purchases from the main city and then sells to the people of her vicinity. She has become famo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaMary is 46 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, with one of them currently in school. For the ...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaTiene is 51 years old and married with two children. For the past two years she has run her small store where she sells a variety of items.
Tiene became a member of ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaMónica is 49 years old and has a family made up of her spouse and their two children ages 22 and 25. Her goals for them are to improve their wellbeing, strengthen her work...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe six women of the group Nissondiya 4 are all married in traditional families. The women average 38 years of age and four children each, all living in the village of Daou...Read their story >
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