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RetailSenegalThis group of five women belongs to the village finance association created on November 4, 2009. The association gathers members from one village and its surrounding area. ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanNurlanbek is 39 years old, married and has three school-age children. In search of a source of income for his family, he started his own animal husbandry business in 1998. ...Read their story >
TailoringBoliviaEliezer has been in a common-law relationship for the past six years and has two children. He shares his home with his partner’s parents. They live in El Alto in a brick ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesElsa is 40 years old and has six children. She personally sells the catch from her fishing boat in nearby municipalities. She has been a member in good standing of PMPC for...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesLerma is 51 years old and married with eight children, one of whom is in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Lerma has a business selling fruits and vegeta...Read their story >
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