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RestaurantTanzaniaRehema, who is in her late 40's, is married with four kids who are still at school. She has been a food vendor for one year now. She works from 6am to 8pm daily and is ab...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorJosé is 28 years old and studied up until 6th grade. He lives with his partner who does the housework and he is father to an 11-month-old child. José has been selling br...Read their story >
ServicesPakistanMaryam is 30 years old woman, living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her one son and one daughter, who are in school. Her husband has been running his own business of dyeing c...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMelchora lives in Ormoc, Leyte together with her husband and three children ages 3, 5 and 8. She is in the business of hog raising for three years now. Melchora gives her ...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaFaalanu is a 51-year-old married woman with five children. She owns and operates a small store, selling daily items such as sugar, salt, soap, noodles, snacks, etc.. She ha...Read their story >
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