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TailoringPakistanRazia is a happily married woman. Some years ago, she decided to support her family by starting a tailoring business at her home as her husband's income was barely enough t...Read their story >
PoultryUgandaHaruna is 37 years old and lives in the town of Luwero in the Luwero region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 7 y...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorVicente is 53 years old. He is married and he has one married, adult son. Vicente was only able to study until secondary school. He had to leave his studies because when he...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUnited StatesKatrina says she has been passionate about the salon business “forever and a day.” Her grandmother was in the salon business, so Katrina had early exposure to this work. Sh...Read their story >
FlowersPhilippinesMadis finds pleasure in doing her gardening activities. Not only is she doing her hobby, she earns an income as well. At the age of 61 and widowed, she busies herself t...Read their story >
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