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General StorePhilippinesGlenda is a hardworking woman entrepreneur with three children. She runs a general store in the Philippines. She industriously earns additional income through other busi...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaAura Marina is 28 years old. She lives in Aldea Cruz Blanca, San Juan Sacatepequez. She has a daily consumption store. She has had it for a year and she tells us that with ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreLebanonMouna is a 52-year-old single lady, the sole breadwinner to six members of her family. She is a hard-working woman who puts so much effort on her business development since...Read their story >
AgricultureKyrgyzstanKaramat is 48 years old, married and, together with her husband, raising 5 children (a son and 4 daughters). Karamat has a secondary education and, to provide the primary i...Read their story >
AgricultureAlbaniaSelim has 630 apple trees and he is applying for a loan to buy fertilizers for his orchard. He has been doing this type of activity for the past twenty years. “Selling ...Read their story >
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