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General StoreKenyaBinti has operated a retail shop business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. Her potential customers are neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challe...Read their story >
Recycled MaterialsPakistanIshfaq Hussain is the age of 42, married, an energetic and gentle person. He lives with his family in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. He loves his children, parents and s...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElla is 39 years old and married with two children. With both of her children currently in school, Ella works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMustiola is a married woman with two children. Mustiola is 40 years old and has two children who are currently in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Musti...Read their story >
RetailEcuadorIn the 26 de Septiembre street area of the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabi, known as the City of the Royal Tamarinds, the members of the Las Acacias credit group...Read their story >
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