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Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorElvia, 51, is a widow and the mother of six children. She studied only to first grade and lives with three of her children. Her husband passed away 20 years ago. Three o...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaMoses is a 41-year-old hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He operates a retail shop alongside farming to earn him an extra income. He started this business...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarilyn is a 49-year-old, married woman and a mother of three children, from Isabel, Leyte. She runs a small sari-sari or retail store business, selling various goods and i...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGuillerma is 31 years old, residing in Sindangan, Zamboanga, Del Norte. She is married and blessed with one child, who is still an infant. Guillerma joined Paglaum Mult...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorDaniel, 48 years of age, lives in his own house with his life partner and his family. He makes his living thanks to his small chicken farm business that he has operated for...Read their story >
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