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Used ClothingAlbaniaDavide is 56 years old and a mother to seven children. For the past eight years, she has been buying and reselling used clothes. She is from a little town in northern Alban...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaIn 2010, Witeithie Uteithio Women Group joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in order to benefit from training in enterprise management. The group has been trained on prudent...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorDora replenishes the store's inventory and needs a new loan to be able to purchase juice, sodas, snacks, bread, eggs, basic grains, etc. to cover the demands of her clients...Read their story >
Home AppliancesTajikistanHayriniso is a hardworking woman. She was born in 1966. She is living in a rural area. She is married. Hayriniso is an active, honest, confident and kind person. She has a ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesErlinda is a 41-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Talibon, Bohol. She runs a small sari-sari or retail store business, selling various goods and fo...Read their story >
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