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RetailPhilippinesAs a married mother of four children, Maura works hard to support her family. She has a feed retailing business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe loan group “Lamp Fall Port 6 ” is a subgroup of a network of women who process seafood. The group is composed of five women, who have been active for several years and ...Read their story >
AgricultureGuatemalaGregorio Rufino is 36 years old (he is third on the left in the photo, wearing a red checked shirt) and lives in the Santa Lucía Utatlán municipality of the Sololá departme...Read their story >
HardwareUgandaJackson is 28 years old and lives in the town of Fort Portal in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married and has three children, one of whom currently attends schoo...Read their story >
Food MarketKenyaJumaa is a married man with six children, two of whom attend school. He owns a house that has neither piped water nor electricity. Jumaa has operated a coconut business...Read their story >
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