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Fuel/FirewoodPakistanGulnaz is 40-years old; she is the mother of five children. Her son owns a firewood shop, in which he sells pieces of wood and charcoal. He sells firewood mostly to the ch...Read their story >Funding via BRAC Pakistan
Grocery StoreHondurasAna is a very hardworking woman who is devoted to her business, which is selling groceries. She has done this job from her home for more than 9 years. Her business is locat...Read their story >Funding via Prisma Honduras, S.A.
PubSierra LeoneThis is 37-year-old Julius. He is married and has three children aged 6, 4, and 1 year. In 2011 Julius established his bar and restaurant business. He began his business be...Read their story >Funding via Association for Rural Development (ARD)
General StoreKenyaCarolyne is a married woman. She has one child. She describes herself to be ambitious. She operates a retail shop where she sells sugar, bread, flour, soap and other items....Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorSandra, 34 years old, is in a relationship and is the mother of 4 children. She makes a living selling tortillas. She has carried out this business for a long time, but apa...Read their story >Funding via CrediCampo
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