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Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanRukhsana is 58 years old and a married woman. She has two children. After her marriage, she decided to support her family; therefore, she started her own business of cloth ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLaila is a 29-year-old married woman and a mother of two children from Iloilo, Philippines. Laila runs a small sari-sari or retail store business selling various goods and ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasIvania is 38 years old and married. She has three children and lives with her family in a suburban area of San Pedro Sula. She has her own business operating a convenience ...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesOphelia is thankful that she was granted a 15,000 PHP loan, which she used to buy merchandise items and orders for her customers. Through her earnings she is able to send ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe members of the Indell 2 group are married women who average 33 years of age with four children each; they all live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, Mali's fifth ad...Read their story >
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