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Food Production/SalesSamoaSilolo is a 61-year-old widow woman with 7 children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 4 years of experience with this business. Silol...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesLeonora is a married woman with three children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Leonora is 30 years old and three of her children are in school. Leonora has a fi...Read their story >
RetailPakistanMusarat, aged 42, is a married woman and mother of three children. Her husband has been running a small toys shop in his community. He offers a variety of toys items at...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaYokonia is a married man charged with the responsibility of taking care of three children, living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He operates a retail shop of general merchandise pl...Read their story >
RetailTogoThe Assileassime group consists of 15 persons operating in Aneho, which is located about 45 kilometers from the city of Lome. They specialize in selling maize and locally-m...Read their story >
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