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Mobile PhonesPakistanRozina is active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. She lives with her two children and husband in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband is the guardian of her family. He has been runn...Read their story >
Milk SalesColombiaIsaías, 74 years old, is a businessman with a great entrepreneurial spirit who began selling cheese, whey and yogurt in the year 2007. Motivated by the suggestion of a frie...Read their story >
PoultryZimbabweCynthia is a 24-year-old business woman from the Muzarabani District of Zimbabwe. She is also a volunteer Camfed Learner Guide at the local secondary school, where she teac...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesEl SalvadorMaría is 36 years old and lives with her husband and four children (ages 8, 11, 15, and 18). She is a hardworking woman who puts forth a great deal of effort into her work...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaRebeca, smiling, tells us she started her business with her mother's and grandmother's help. Traditionally, they had made bollos de maíz verde, bollos de angelito, and coca...Read their story >
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