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FarmingKenyaFrindah is a woman in her golden age. She is 53 years old, hardworking, enterprising, loving, and very dedicated. She comes from Nkubu, which is a town in the central regio...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRegina is 53 years old and married with six children. With one child still in school, Regina works very hard to provide for them. Regina runs a general store in the Phil...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorFlorentina is 65 years old and lives in her own home with her daughter. She works making and selling tortillas, and she also receives financial support from her son. She ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanZainab is conscience woman. She was born in the northern part of Tajikistan in 1983. She is living in small town with her family. She is divorced and has two children. She ...Read their story >
Soft DrinksPhilippinesIvy Cristy is a married woman with one child. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Ivy Cristy is 32 years old and has one child in school. Ivy Cristy has a buy and s...Read their story >
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