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FarmingMaliThe 6 members of the Wuyetegue 1 Group are all married men who are, on average, 45 years old and have 7 children. Most of them live in traditional families in the village ...Read their story >
UpholsteryPhilippinesPaquita is a woman with ten children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Paquita is 65 years old and has one child who is in school. She has a upholstery shop in the P...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe Sop Mame Diarra 5 "Beug Manal Sa Bop" Credit Group is an affiliate group of a network of businesswomen and women who work with seafood. This group is made up of five me...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Luningning works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines. Luningning is borrowing 30,000 PH...Read their story >
Higher education costsHondurasHeber is a young man of 33 who lives in the Alemán district of Tegucigalpa. He is currently undertaking his university studies, by distance learning, at the Metropolitan ...Read their story >
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