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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married mother of six, Alicia works hard to support her family. She has a food production business in the Philippines, and also earns income from rice retailing. ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaTeresia is a 45-year-old farmer from Olkalau, a remote village in the Ndaragwa area of Kenya. She is elegant and admirable in both spirit and effort. She is a role model, a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaRose is married with four school-going children. They live at a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanZamira is 61 years old, divorced, and she has one son. As a mean to provide her family with its main source of income, she is running her own business, which she started 3...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary Julfez is a hardworking mother who supports her four children through her retailing business. She has a sari-sari (variety) store in Tudela that sufficiently provides ...Read their story >
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