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FarmingPhilippinesMardiosa is 49 years old. She lives in Brgy. Caniangan, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Mardiosa is very responsible with her household obligations, since she...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesVenchita is 57 years old and she lives in Tinacla-an, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married, with four children. Venchita has a shop where she sells a...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPhilippinesThis is Lanie. She previously took an 18,000 PHP (Philippine Pesos) loan that she used to purchase additional supplies of chicken and pork needed in her business. Her earni...Read their story >
BakeryPhilippinesJennifer is 38 years old and lives in Pan-ay, Clarin, Philippines. She is married with 5 children. To earn a living, Jennifer has a business selling assorted breads to ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPhilippinesVilma is 38 years old and married with five children. She lives in Dumagoc Pagadian City Zamboanga del Sur Philippines. Vilma works selling cosmetics and she earns approxim...Read their story >
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