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RestaurantMaliDjekafo is a group of women from the Souroukoukin district of the municipality of Koury. They know each other well and live in large traditional families with their husband...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJacinta is a 45-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Leyte, Philippines. Jacinta operates a small sari-sari, or retail store business, in her home. Sh...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaBonface's Group consists of nine farmers in the Butere District and is represented by Bonface, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 37 years old, married and has ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria, 34, has been selling pupusas (stuffed tortillas) for five years. She works from home and has many customers. Maria lives in her own house with her husband and two ...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesChona is a 49-year-old married woman and from Leyte, Philippines. She has been engaged in the rice retail business for more than three years now. She also makes an addition...Read their story >
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