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Fruits & VegetablesUgandaAdolf is a member of Abakwatampora Group Kisomoro 11. He is a hard working man who deals in selling fresh produce. He faces a business challenge of unstable prices but desp...Read their story >
ServicesZambiaAllan is 32 years old and has been operating his Zoona mobile money business for the past five years. He recently got married and because of the success of his business Ala...Read their story >
FoodColombiaGloria got started as a fast food vendor some years ago, but with effort, enthusiasm and humility has managed to rent a sales outlet where she wants to begin working and be...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesSonia is 50 years old and married with four children. She earns a living by raising pigs in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 15,000 through NWTF to buy feed and vitami...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesPaterna is 61-years-old and married with seven children. Paterna works very hard to provide for them. Paterna runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP...Read their story >
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