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FishingPhilippinesNenita, 49, is a married woman and a mother of four children. She resides with her family in the province of Iloilo, in the Philippines. Nenita is a very hardworking woman....Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFifty-three-year-old Editha is a resident of Ajuy, Iloilo. She is married and has two children, ages 17 and 20. Editha has a sari-sari (variety store) where she sell ba...Read their story >
Electronics SalesUgandaAbdunuru is 37 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has 3 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaLilit is a farmer from Lusaghbyur village in the Shirak region. She lives with her husband and their 7 and 5-year-old daughters. To be able to meet the needs of her family,...Read their story >
FoodUgandaLeevi is thirty-three years old and married with three children. Leevi deals in produce—mainly maize and beans—in Hoima, Uganda. He hopes to become a great supplier of ...Read their story >
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