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General StorePhilippinesAurora is 62 years old and married with four children. Aurora works very hard to provide for them. Aurora runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 300...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 38 year-old Mohamed. He is married, and has 3 children aged 7, 5 and 2. He has one additional dependent, who live with him for schooling. In 2005, Mohamed establi...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaEvaline is a 40-year-old proud mother of 5 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and she is representing her group of 13 farmer...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPalestineNemer is 29, married and has two young daughters. The family lives in Khan Younis, Palestine.
Nemer opened a butcher shop six years ago. Business is good and the fam...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesSonny is 34 years old and married with two children. Sonny works very hard to provide for her family. Sonny runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 2...Read their story >
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