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Clothing SalesGeorgiaTea is a 37-year-old married woman from Rustavi city. She lives with her husband, who works at the glass factory and generates 400 GEL monthly. As Tea has secondary educati...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesConsolacion is 56 years old and married with six children. She earns a living by farming rice in the Philippines. Consolacion is borrowing PHP 20,000 through NWTF in ord...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalEstablished January 14, 1998, this banc villageois is made up of women who are highly engaged in business development. All of the group members live in the same neighborhoo...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMelanie is a 42-year-old married woman and a mother of nine children. She is from Iloilo, Philippines. For more than 20 years, Melanie has earned a living through her fishi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría, who is 38 years old, has lived in her own home for 10 years and she is known in her canton for being a modest and hardworking woman. She lives with her husband and ...Read their story >
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