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Clothing SalesZimbabweTambudzai is a 26-year-old business woman and a mother of one living in Chikomba West District, Zimbabwe. She volunteers as a Camfed Learner Guide working with students at ...Read their story >
AgricultureSenegalThe 'Sad' Group has seven members and its president is Baka. The group members all live in the same household and all work in the same type of business. Baka (shown wit...Read their story >
DairyAzerbaijanVarziyar is 49 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and three children. Her family members have been Internally Displaced Persons from the occupied territor...Read their story >
Fish SellingTanzaniaPili, who is in her early thirties, is married and a mother of two children, a boy and girl. The children live at home and are in school. She is the head of this loan group...Read their story >
TaxiPakistanNabila is a responsible mother of five children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing transport services by driving a taxi, for eight years. He...Read their story >
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