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Charcoal SalesKenyaEunice is a married woman. She describes herself to be determined. She operates a retail business where she sells charcoal. She has been involved in this business for three...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanRanokhon is 46 years old. She is divorced and bringing up three children. Ranokhon is a very hardworking woman. She has a medical education and she works in a local hospit...Read their story >
Food MarketJordanAyman was born in 1974. He is married and the father of three children. As Ayman is the only provider for his family, he started running his own mini-market four years ago ...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe loan group “Lamp Fall Port 7 ” is a subgroup of a network of women who process seafood. The group is composed of five women, who have been active for several years and ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the TONWASSA 1 group are married men, who are on average 38 years old, have 8 children, and live for the most part in traditional families in ZOUMANA DIA...Read their story >
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