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Clothing SalesColombiaSra. Yesenia is a 32-year-old single mother with two children under the age of 15. Thanks to her toy sales, she has been able to provide for her household. Over time, she...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría is keeping her food-sales business running. At this time, she already has more customers, so demand is greater and she needs to have her inventory well-stocked. To do...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabweWadzanai is a 26-year-old single woman living in the Mt. Darwin District of Zimbabwe. She runs a grocery shop where she sells items such as bread, milk, butter, and sugar. ...Read their story >
TailoringSamoaMary is a 26-year-old woman who is married with one child. She runs a small tailoring business in her community. She has five years of experience with this business. Mary h...Read their story >
Beauty SalonDominican RepublicMaria is one member of the 15-person group, El Corazon 1, 2, 3. Her group is located in Samana, a lush rugged peninsula with a nascent tourism industry. Maria, like all in ...Read their story >
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