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FishingPhilippinesEmelia works hard to support her family. Emelia is married and has a fishing business in the Philippines. Emelia requested a PHP 16,000 loan through NWTF to buy addition...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCerila is 51 years old and married with seven children, two of whom are in school. Cerila works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippin...Read their story >
FarmingVietnamMrs. Hoa, born in 1985, is a Thai woman. She has been participating in the program since January 1995. She lives with her husband and her two sons in Mai Son district, Son ...Read their story >
ServicesEl SalvadorJuan, 38, lives with his wife and three children in a house that they own. He has operated a maize-milling business from a space in his house for 3 years. He has many cus...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesPablita is married with three adult children. Her major source of income is buying and selling grocery items. She has now been in this business for 25 years. The business h...Read their story >
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