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FarmingPhilippinesNedelina is 54 years old and married. She is a resident of Villaramos, Manukan, Za Norte. She earns a living through farming activities. She has been a member of PMPC fo...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanSuriaya is a 52-year-old married woman. Her financial condition is not good. She has to think many times to start any task. Her son has just started to drive a moto-rick...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLucia is 57 years old and married with seven children. With six children in school, Lucia works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippine...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCleta is 61 years old. She is from Carles, Iloilo. She is married with six adult children. At her age, she still works hard to earn a living through her Sari-sari store. Th...Read their story >
Decorations SalesEl SalvadorLuis sees that his business is having greater demand from new customers. Because of this, he needs to ask again for a loan in order to buy flower arrangements, fabric for ...Read their story >
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