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Grocery StoreVietnamHuệ is 56 years old and is single with 3 children. She is the group leader of the Nhóm 09 - Trần Phú - Phú Sơn3 Solidarity Group, which consists of 3 members. She lives and...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaEmmanuel who is a 28-year-old, hard-working man, living in Kamwenge, Uganda used his previous loan to buy more maize and coffee to sell. He still deals in produce, selling ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaGrace is a mum ready and raring to go to face the world and have a full life thanks to her efforts. She is a 39-year-old smallholder farmer based in Kerugoya, which is a sm...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesFelicitas is a businesswoman from Pagadian City. Philippines. She is a diligent and persevering mother when it comes to the welfare of her family, since she has always been...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaRosa, 20, is very clear about what she wants to do in her life. She has decided to finish studying in order to get ahead and have a good life, and she wishes to establish a...Read their story >
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