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Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanSayada is a 49-year-old married woman. For the past 6 years she has been involved in the business of cloth trade. She purchases cloth of different varieties at low pric...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaMasiar does farming and also keeps livestock in Oloitoktok town. He has been in this business for 20 years now. He is 60 years old, married and together with his spouse, th...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesAurelio is from Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. He is very responsible with his household obligations, and he has always been known to provide the best for his f...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesFrom Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor, Philippines. Juliene is 53 years of age and earns a living through her clothing sales. She seeks to have enough inventories to continuous...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAnya is from Hovtashen village. She works as an accountant in the village municipality hall. Anya's only son is a migrant worker. Anya, besides her work, also runs a farm. ...Read their story >
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