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Beauty SalonEl SalvadorXiomara, age 39, works in cosmetology and also sells beauty products. She completed her studies through high school. Xiomara grew up with her grandparents. Her family co...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanShehnaz is a 39-year-old vigorous lady. She has been providing services of stitching clothes for many years. Her customers are the people of her community. Shehnaz uses...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGhanaThese five members, led by Hannah as the representative, are part of the group called Shalon. The businesses that the members of this group are engaged in include selling g...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSun, a local farmer living in Kampong Cham province, is 35 years old and a mother of two children. To improve her condition, she grows rice on a 1-hectare area and works fo...Read their story >
RetailKenyaAlice is a married woman with 5 children, and she describes herself as honest. She operates a retail business where she sells juices, and she has been involved in this ...Read their story >
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