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Fish SellingPhilippinesEditha is a married woman with two children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Editha is 47 years old and has one child in school. Editha has a fish vending busines...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMelanie is 44 years old and married with one child, who is in school. Melanie works very hard to provide for him. Melanie runs a general store in the Philippines and req...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaEmily is a married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself to be determined. She operates a tea farm where she grows tea. She has been involved in this business fo...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaJamlick is 40 years old, married and supports 5 family members. He has been operating a second hand clothing repair for the last 10 years and earns KES8,000 per month. J...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaShaganga is 53 years old. He is married with four children aged between 6 and 16 years. They all go to school. He is a farmer and he has been in business for the past seven...Read their story >
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