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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAlicia is 61 years old and lives in Poblacion, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed with three adult children. Alicia earns her daily income from food particularly vi...Read their story >
Home EnergyUnited StatesAnna is a devoted wife and loving mother of two children. Anna and her family have suffered many setbacks related to health issues which resulted in financial distress for ...Read their story >
PrintingPhilippinesAdelfa earns a living offering printing, photocopying and lamination services. She is married and lives in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. Adelpha is now well-known for...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesLizel works hard to support her family. Lizel is single with one child and has a buy and sell dried fish business in the Philippines. Lizel requested a PHP 15,000 loan t...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesBaby Grace is 31 years old and single; she lives in Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte. Baby Grace has a fish vending business and owns a small fish pond, as well. She earns ...Read their story >
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