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General StoreNicaraguaAngela is a hardworking woman who comes from Puerto Cabezas. She is 48 years old, married and has 6 adult children. She started a general store 10 years ago with the aim of...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarietha is thankful for the financial assistance that was granted to her as she was able to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed in ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaSusanna is an agronomist from Araqsavan village in the Ararat region. She lives there with her husband, mother-in-law and three sons. Susanna and her family are farmers. Th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaMerabu runs a clothing shop on a busy street in Mbarara. She operates her business in an area that is next to companies that have employees who want to dress well to furthe...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorDaysi is 44 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and two children. She has been selling tortillas from her home for a few years. She has many customers beca...Read their story >
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