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RetailPhilippinesElsa Fe is from Caniangan, Tangub City, and is married and has five children, all of whom are adult age. Last 2011, Elsa Fe joined MPC and is actively participating in ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJoseph is 40 years old and married with four children. He lives in Kasese, Uganda and is a member of the Kibwe Church of Uganda Group. He operates a retail shop of general ...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanZilola is a hard working young woman. She is 24 years old and married. She and her husband, Firuz, have two children. Her son Faridun is five and her daughter Nozia is t...Read their story >
PropertyNicaraguaMaria Antonia wants to build a room to rent out. She works renting rooms and this is her main source of income. The experience she has had with her renters has been good so...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaNarine is a farmer from Yenoqavan village. She lives together with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Her husband and son work in local companies and work...Read their story >
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