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General StoreEl SalvadorGriselda is 35 years old and lives in her own home with her mother. She has a business selling basic staple goods such as cooking oil, sugar, coffee, and more in the market...Read their story >
Food MarketBoliviaThe community association "PASTORITAS" will begin their third cycle in Pro Woman, as part of Focal Center of the Andes. It is made up of 8 members and is headed by a board ...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanUzma is a 36-year-old, married woman and the mother of three children. Her husband is a laborer but his income is not enough for their household expenditures so she started...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJuana Anita is 70 years old and married with seven children. Juana Anita works very hard to provide for them. Juana Anita runs a general store in the Philippines and req...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaZoya is an accountant by profession. She lives in the village of Vayk with her husband. Their children are married and live with their families. Zoya is also engaged in ...Read their story >
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