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FarmingPhilippinesNedelina is 54 years old and married. She is a resident of Villaramos, Manukan, Za Norte. She earns a living through farming activities. She has been a member of PMPC fo...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesChina is 26 years old and is from Concepcion, Iloilo. Living in Concepcion is quite a challenge due to his limited source of income. The town is far from the mainland, and ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesShirley is a married woman with seven children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Shirley is 49 years old, and has one child who is still in school. Shirley has a ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesVivian is from Tubod, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines. She is 49 years of age, and has four school-age children. In the year 2011, she joined Paglaum MPC and she appreciate...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaAlba is a woman who is dedicated to her family and to her work. Her tenacity and perseverance has allowed her to get ahead, overcoming many obstacles that she has found ...Read their story >
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