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AgricultureEl SalvadorFelipa is 65 years old, and because of her lack of financial resources, only studied up to the third grade. She was one of the oldest of twelve siblings and she had to help...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaSalome is a 40-year-old woman. She has five children with ages ranging from 4 years to 20 years. She describes herself to be innovative. She operates a retail business ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorIsabel, age 50, lives with her companion and her daughter. She has been a hardworking and responsible woman so that her family lacks for nothing they need to live. Cu...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesAs a married parent of seven children, Flora works hard to support her family. She has a buy and sell firewood business in the Philippines, and also earns additional inc...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaThe different types of cosmetics that Flor Maria offers are opening the doors of her small business. Her sales have increased in recent months since she has invested in oth...Read their story >
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