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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorThis young woman has worked making and selling cheese and cream for 8 years. Her face is pixelated because she is 22 years old and living in a high-risk zone. Her business ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenAli is a 43 year old, married man and the father of seven children. He lives with his family in a very old and small house in Haja city, Yemen. His oldest child is 10 years...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMary is 40 years old, married, and, together with her spouse, they have been blessed with 3 children. In Nakuru town, Mary has a retail shop, a business which she has b...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesBernadette is 53 years old and married with four children. She earns a living by farming sugarcane in the Philippines. Bernadette is borrowing PHP 25,000 through NWTF to...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNadra is age 35 and the mother of five children. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. For many days his rickshaw has not been work...Read their story >
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