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Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesRoger Sr. is married with eight children and operates a business providing motor transportation in his community. He has been in business for six years and has been able to...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaThis group consists of four enterprising members. One of them is a woman named Sudelba. She is 48 years old, married, and has been managing a grocery store in her home fo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFátima, 29, is a hardworking woman. She is married and has an 8 year old son who is in school. She and her family live in her mother-in-law's home.
Fátima has b...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneKumba is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Kumba was born in northern Sierra Leone. She is married to a trader and the couple has three children who are a...Read their story >
Fish SellingKenyaHonner is a single woman and has been blessed with four kids who attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expens...Read their story >
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