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Clothing SalesLebanonNouhad is a 60-year-old married mother of five children who started a year ago selling clothes from her house to help her husband cover the needs and expenses of their fami...Read their story >
RestaurantSenegalMa Tilène Group is made up of women who live in the same neighborhood. They have been participating in business for years. The group's leader is named Mariama; she is a wid...Read their story >
TransportationPakistanParveen is 48-year-old married woman living with her husband and seven children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband drives a van in Lahore city; he provides the ...Read their story >
CarpentryUgandaGerald is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has four children with three of them currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaHen lives in a rural area of Cheung Prey district of Kampong Cham province. She is 53 years old and is a married woman who has no children. For the past 33 years, Hen and h...Read their story >
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