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Construction SuppliesYemenAl-majid is a group consisting of five ladies who live in Sana`a, Yemen. Hanan is a 33-year-old married woman who has children. She works hard and does her best to prov...Read their story >
BakeryBoliviaThe entrepreneurial bank "Nuevo Amanecer Balcon I" (New Dawn Balcony 1) is made up of thirteen members: twelve women and one man. They all make their livings in different ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 35-year-old Zarah. She is married and has two children ages five and ten years old. Zarah changed her business from ladies wear to men's clothing. In 2005, Zarah es...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesRosario is 50 years old and married. She works very hard to provide for her five children, one of whom is still in school. Rosario runs a weaving bamboo business in the ...Read their story >
FoodKenyaMwanajuma is a married mother of five children, four of whom attend school while one is still young. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest mon...Read their story >
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