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RetailZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Sithabile is 34 years old, divorced, with two children, one of whom attends school. She has run her retail sho...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Jajang. Jajang is a father of two who lives with four people in the family home in Sukabumi, West Java. Jajang works as an employee in the local education sector. His ...Read their story >
RetailTimor-LesteNatalia lives in Oe-cusse and is a business woman. She is applying for a loan of $800 to improve her business in the future. She has a kiosk and is taking this loan to buy ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorEstela has a tortilla shop. The idea of having a business with no competition and that generates good income occurred to her 5 years ago. She looks after it with a friend w...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanKaneez is a 55-year-old married woman and a mother of five children. In order to support her husband in taking care of the family, she began selling milk. She is known in h...Read their story >
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