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Fruits & VegetablesKenyaBiasha appreciates the previous loan that helped her expand her business. Biasha operates a fruits and vegetables selling stall; she sells at the market to town dwellers...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorMaría, who is 61 years old, is single and has three children ages 34, 30 and 25. She studied up to third grade since during that time few people had access to education and...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLudivina is a 70-year-old widow and a resident of Brgy. Tguilon, Dapitan City. She earns a living through fish selling. She has been a member of PMPC for five years and ...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneThis is 34-year-old Haja Fatmata. She is married and has two children, ages 12 and 9 years old. In 2009, Haja Fatmata established her retail business. She began her busines...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe members of the Benkelema 3 group are married women who on average are 37 years old with three children, all living in polygamous families in N'Golobala, in the Kolondie...Read their story >
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