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LivestockPhilippinesEvalyn has been raising livestock for two years now and has borrowed seven times in the past from NWTF to sustain it. Evalyn is in the agricultural business raising live...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesIn 2011, Dominic learned about Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative and the financial assistance it gives to start-ups. Dominic tried his luck on doing a business focusing on ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesUgandaJackson is a twenty-nine-year-old, hardworking, married man with two children aged 3 and 1 years, living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in produce, selling coffee and maize ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorBenilda sells new clothing and different seasonal products; her mother taught her how to do this work. She sold lottery tickets for 5 years, but for 10 years now, she has ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaShoghakat is from Kanachut village, Ararat region. She lives there with her husband, son and daughter. Her son works in the private sector and other family members are invo...Read their story >
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