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Clothing SalesYemenMolok is a very active woman from a poor family. She is 45 years old and is a mother of three children. Her husband is the sole breadwinner of the family, but his income is...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanRahima is a wonderful woman from a rural area. She is married and they have a young child. She is the main income earner in her family as her husband has a small income. It...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesWilma is driven by a passion for selling. At the age of 46, a widow in Sindangan, ZND, she runs a store that primarily supports her family. She never gets tired tending her...Read their story >
PoultryPhilippinesRosalina is a 48-year-old widow with three children, all of whom are in school. Rosalina is in the agricultural business raising chickens in the Philippines. Rosalina ha...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaLuz is very hard working and tenacious with big ambitions that she has been cultivating and trying to reach. She has a small business selling arepas y snacks that she prep...Read their story >
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