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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 56 years old and lives in her own home with her husband, her son and her 14-year-old granddaughter. Maria works selling second-hand clothing and has been doing so ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmelita is a hardworking entrepreneur, who has a general store business in the Philippines. She is borrowing 21,000 PHP through NWTF, in order to purchase more grocerie...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorTeresa, 43, only studied up to seventh grade because at that time there was a lot of uncertainty from the war in her country. She's married and her husband's a bricklayer....Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesConchita works hard to support her family. She is married and has a buy-and-sell peanuts business in the Philippines.
Conchita requested a PHP 15,000 loan throug...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaEunesimo, in search of a promising future and good opportunities to get ahead, decided to start a business that according to him will give him everything he has always drea...Read their story >
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