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SewingColombiaTo be independent is like a dream and make your business grow honestly. This is the dream that María follows every day. Her motto is that each day is an opportunity to prog...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesLolita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a food vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 26,000 through NWTF in order to buy additional utensils and i...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaAsumani is a thirty five year old hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He runs a retail shop as his main source of income alongside produce selling where he ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesEmma is a 52-year-old married woman and a mother of eight children from Iloilo, Philippines. Emma has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for more than six ...Read their story >
SewingColombiaBertha, age 36, lives with her husband and her 6-year-old son. When she was 16 years old, she started to work in the sewing business. She started with a cousin who had a ...Read their story >
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