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Fish SellingEl SalvadorEugenio is 29 years old and finished high school. He is in a relationship and his partner helps him in farming work and selling shrimp. Eugenio has a daughter in kinderga...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMa. Corazon is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 15,000 through NWTF in order to buy more fish to sell to ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruLeticia, age 21, is an enterprising young woman. She is single and lives with her family in Chincha. She's a young woman with a strong drive to get ahead. She studied ac...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaSeumalo is a 36-year-old mother of 5 children. She runs a small plantation where she sells her produce to the people around her community, traveling public, or even in town...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGina Marie has two children; her husband works abroad. With her desire to help her husband even in a simple way, Gina Marie sells grocery items in their village. She hopes ...Read their story >
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