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Food MarketTajikistanZilola is a hard working young woman. She is 24 years old and married. She and her husband, Firuz, have two children. Her son Faridun is five and her daughter Nozia is t...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesTogoIn order to purchase grain and charcoal at the market to resell to her customers, Afoua is requesting her third loan from WAGES. The income she earns will allow her to incr...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaMargaret is 32 years old, married and together with her spouse they have been blessed with one child. She sells clothes and has been in this business for 2 years. She w...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorSantos is 55 years and has a sixth grade education. He is married; his wife is a housewife. The couple has five children who all work; none is in school. Santos' father als...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaFotu is 50 years old and unmarried with 2 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has...Read their story >
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