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Fish SellingSenegalThe Lamp Fall Port 8 Beug Manal Sa Bop credit association is a sub-group of a network of women who prepare and sell fish for a living. The group is made up of 5 women who h...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaMaria is a 51-year-old woman, who, due to a difficult divorce from her husband, was looking for ways to support her family, which includes two children. She makes 100% nat...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a widowed mother of seven children, Josephine works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSanta Rosa del Peñón is a small village where there are various commercial activities. It's here where Dominga Francisca lives, a young woman of 40. Dominga Francisca is a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaThe Fountain of Peace Group consists of six entrepreneurial women who are located in the colonial town of Antigua Guatemala in the Sacatepéquez Department. They chose their...Read their story >
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