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General StorePhilippinesTeresita is a 47-year-old married woman and a mother of two children from Leyte, Philippines. Teresita is a very hardworking woman. To earn an income, she decided to run a ...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanRafig is 32 years-old and married. He has two children. Rafig’s family is IDP (internally displacted persons) from Fuzuli city already 22 years, and now they live in the Ab...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorDeysi is 30 years old, studied until 9th grade, and is married. Her partner is a farmer and they have three children who are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. She and her partner...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaYeimy lives in a neighborhood of Barranquilla. She is 23 years old and has a micro business with her brother in which they make food products from precooked maize. They mak...Read their story >
General StorePakistanSuriya is a 39-year-old woman who is married and a mother of one son. She resides in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. For the past two years, Suriya’s husband has been running a gener...Read their story >
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