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Construction SuppliesVietnamMrs Huyền is 41 years old and she is married with three children. She has had a manufacturing business, making stone furniture, for four years. Huyền lives in Thanh Hoa cit...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorElmer lives in his own house with his family. He has worked growing corn and sorghum for the past 10 years and sells his products in the nearby areas in the zone. He has es...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe group “Épouses des enseignants Benno Ligguey” is composed of five women belonging to the same district association. They are here for the first time to request a loan f...Read their story >
Paper SalesColombiaCarmen is 64 years old and lives with her life partner. She is the mother of three children. She is known for being a very responsible and hard-working woman, a visionary...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMersita, 44, is married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines. She has been running the store for sev...Read their story >
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