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Home Products SalesJordanMaisoon is 45 years old, married and has three children. She lives in a sector in Jordan called Wihdat. She decided to start selling home products three years ago after she...Read their story >
Shoe SalesJordanFasayel was born in 1981. She is a hard-working married woman who is a mother of 5. Her husband is a retired man. eight months ago, she started up a small business selling ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesJordanManal is a 48-year-old mother of five children. She asked her son to appear in the photo for her because she is conservative. Manal has a small business at home that she wa...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesJordanNawal was born in 1980. She is a married lady living in a rented house in a sector in Jordan called Zarqa. She is a mother of three. Nawals' husband is working in agric...Read their story >
General StoreJordanBecause Hana is a conservative woman, she has asked her husband to take her place in this picture. Hana was born in 1964. She has been helping her husband (who appears ...Read their story >
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