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Food MarketKyrgyzstanSantalat is 48 years old, married and a mother of 2 children. Santalat has a secondary education. She is calm, leveled and hardworking. To provide the primary source of inc...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaEunice is a married woman, and she has three children. She describes herself to be hardworking. Eunice operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been ...Read their story >
RetailYemenAla is 27 years old and a single man. He lives with his family, in a very old house in Aden city, Yemen. He belongs to a very poor family. Ala is the sole breadwinner of th...Read their story >
PropertyPhilippinesJudilyn owns and manages cottages and spaces for rent in Siquijor, Philippines. This has been doing well, supporting the needs of the family. Recently, she borrowed a l...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKyrgyzstanZina is 63 years old and a widow. Her children are adults and independent. Zina has secondary ecucation. Since 1999 she has had her own business, which she continues to wor...Read their story >
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