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Used ClothingKenyaMary is a married mother of five children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food...Read their story >
JewelryGuatemalaDúo Margaritas de Vista Hermosa
The leader of this group is Ms. Lidia Verónica, who has been making a living selling gold and silver jewelry—such as chain neckla...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAvelina is a 54-year-old married woman from Baybay, Leyte (Philippines). Her husband is a fisherman while she buys and sells salted and dried fish for a living. She has bee...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueLuísa, 57, is married. She works as a businesswoman and is the mother of six adult and independent children. She takes care of four grandchildren and lives with them in a h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMyrene is 29 years old, married with two children. Myrene works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 14000 loan ...Read their story >
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