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General StorePhilippinesPilar is 64 years old and married with seven children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 19,500 l...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorRogelio is 61 years old and studied as far as sixth grade. He has a partner and she looks after the house. They have had 3 children together and they all live with them in ...Read their story >
RetailGhanaThe group Mandzaano is one of the most experienced in fish business. Almost all members are into the fishing business. Their long-time involvement in this group has allo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaThe Solidario Milagros de Dios group is made up of three members who are Hazel Jacqueline, Santos Alberta and Ena Patricia. They are all older with three children who are a...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorPedro, 38 years old, lives in his own house with his wife and two children. He has worked selling sheets and hammocks for a number of years. His business is located in a ma...Read their story >
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