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Clothing SalesUgandaEnid is 48 years old and lives in the town of Fort Portal in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For th...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHernie is a 47-year-old married woman from Concepcion, Iloilo. Hernie runs a sari-sari, or retail store business, selling various goods and items to the people in her place...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanTanzeela is a 33 year-old working woman. After her marriage, she felt that she should support her husband to improve their financial condition. So she started a business o...Read their story >
RetailKenyaPatrick is a married man. He has four children. He describes himself to be focused. He operates a retail business where he sells sheep. He has been involved in this busines...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorElida is 43-years-old; she’s a single mother and lives in her own home with her four children. She makes a living selling personal products. With the sales that she obtain...Read their story >
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