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TailoringPakistanSughran is a 49-year-old married lady who lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is bringing up her 4 children and her current source of income is cloth stitching on the order of a...Read their story >Funding via Buksh Foundation
FarmingPhilippinesNilda is 65 years old, married, and has three children, one of whom is in school.
She is in the agricultural busines,s farming sugarcane in the Philippines. Ni...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
General StoreKenyaJackline is 45 years old. She is married and a mother of four children. Her business is a retail shop. She has been in this business for five years, and earns a monthly inc...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Kenya
Personal Medical ExpensesTajikistanFotima was born in southern part of Tajikistan in 1966. She is married and has three children. She is experienced and challenged woman, because she passed down and high st...Read their story >Funding via CSC MDO "IMON International"
Food StallBoliviaThe community bank “FLOR DE AMORES” will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Senkata. The group consists of 8 members and is directed by an ...Read their story >Funding via Fundación Pro Mujer
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