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RetailColombiaAngélica is an enterprising young woman with the drive to get ahead and be successful. 2 years ago she began selling products by catalog such as clothing, accessories, beau...Read their story >
DairyGeorgiaManana is a 33-year-old married woman from the village of Tkemlovani. She has three children and a husband, who generates income from private activity as an artisan. Ma...Read their story >
Food MarketTogoMr. Akolly is seeking a second loan from WAGES to purchase beverages. He launched his activity in 2003, and he buys his stock in Lomé. He plans to reinvest his extra pr...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorAna is a 35-year-old single mother who lives in her own home along with her two daughters. She has been selling personal use products for several years. Ana sells as a tr...Read their story >
Paper SalesColombiaLeila is a woman who comes through a difficult situation. The death of her spouse gave her a feeling of despair and depression that only those who have lost a loved one wou...Read their story >
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