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General StorePhilippinesRegina, age 43, runs a general store business to earn an income. She has been engaged in this business for 12 years. She and her husband have two children, both of whom att...Read their story >
Soft DrinksTajikistanGufronjon is one of many who needs additional income in the form of financial assistance and support. His search for such funding lead him to MDO "Arvand." He had never tak...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMa. Luisa is a 41-year-old married woman with three children, two of whom are currently in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Ma. Luisa has a fish vending...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweEllen is a 20-year-old businesswoman, wife, and mother from the Guruve District of Zimbabwe. Ellen has been successfully buying and selling clothes for the past year; she s...Read their story >
Fish SellingGhanaMeet the members of the Jehovah Shamah 2 group, who are from Chorkor-Accra, a city in Ghana. They are all local entrepreneurs who sell provisions, fried yams and fish. ...Read their story >
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