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Clothing SalesTajikistanZaytuna is 39 years old, and is a mother of two. Zaytuna has spent 3.5 years of her life in trade. She decided to go into this because her mother worked in this area. Her m...Read their story >
RetailTogoAkossiwa lives in Lomé with her husband, a pastor, and their three children. She has been selling products out of her home (charcoal, beans, wood) for retail prices since 2...Read their story >
TailoringBurkina FasoMr. TASSERE is the official of the group ZOODO DE BINGO. He is a married father of seven children. The oldest is 26, and the youngest is 5. Two of the children go to school...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMersita, 44, is married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines. She has been running the store for sev...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaDamascene is 42 years old. He is married and has three children between 7 and 14 years old. They all go to school. He is a farmer and he has been growing maize for the ...Read their story >
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