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Clothing SalesZimbabweLydia is 23 years old and is from the Guruve District of Zimbabwe. She has been successfully buying and selling clothes for over 10 months. Lydia’s products include jackets...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVarditer lives in Byuravan village with her parents-in-law, husband and three children. Varditer, hairdresser by profession, runs a farm. With the help of her parents-in...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruLucila is 69 years old, married, she lives with her husband in their own home, in a big community in the urban zone of Cayalti. She enjoys good personal and work references...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanAdolat is a woman-entrepreneur from the Hamadoni district. She is 31 years old. She is married to another entrepreneur, just like she is. However, her husband is involved i...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaFatima is 34 years old and is a single mother with two young children. She is originally from Sauce, a place located in the northern part of the region. She young woman is ...Read their story >
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