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ClothingColombiaBlanca is a great saleswoman, selling men’s and women’s clothing. She needed to generate resources in order to help her husband provide for their home in which there were m...Read their story >
Fish SellingGhanaThe group Ekomefeemo will start its eighth loan cycle with ID-Ghana. The group is comprised of six members and it is represented by Mary A. They are into businesses like se...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruGissela is a hard-working single mother who is 33 years old, and lives in Ica with her family. She is a person with a great desire to get ahead. When she became a mother ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJulius is a married man with three children who lives in Kyenjojo-Uganda. He is a peasant growing traditional crops like millet, sorghum, rice, and groundnuts in the ru...Read their story >
RetailGuatemalaQuetzaltenango is the second largest city in Guatemala and an important commercial center. In one of the many neighborhoods of the city, nine hardworking women have formed ...Read their story >
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