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AgricultureHondurasOlga is a 48 year old woman. She is a fighter, entrepreneur, housewife and farmer. She really wants to get ahead with her husband and 3 children, who help with the differen...Read their story >
RestaurantPhilippinesMelyn is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a restaurant business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 17,000 through NWTF to purchase meat, vegetables, canned goods, e...Read their story >
ServicesPakistanNayab is a 29-year-old lady residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a mother of four children. Her husband has been providing the services of furniture polishing for many ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorFrancisco is 56 years old. He has been a farmer for 30 years and that has given him the ability and knowledge necessary to assist his crops. His main crops are beans and co...Read their story >
AgricultureSenegalSeydou is an onion grower who lives in the village of Mbane. He is 31 years old, married and the father of 4 children. He started market gardening alongside his parents whe...Read their story >
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