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Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorVilma, 40 years old, lives in her own house with her daughter. She has been working selling fruits and vegetables for the past 7 years. Her business is located in the munic...Read their story >
Beauty SalonKenyaEsther is 45 years old. She is married and has one child. She operates a beauty salon and has been in business for 11 years. This is her first loan from VisionFund Keny...Read their story >
PigsEcuadorFernanda is a very hard-working youth. She is 20 years old, single and has a four year old child. She had very son very young but her mother helps her care for the child wh...Read their story >
DairyPakistanMUQQADAS is 24, living with her spouse and four children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a milkman by trade; he sells milk in the market. His customers like...Read their story >
Food StallIndiaIn the year 2011, nine self-dependent women of Ghantsuni village,Titlagarh of Bolangir district, Odisha, India formed a group named Trinath. All the group members are from ...Read their story >
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