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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 39 years old, and lives with her life partner and their children. She earns her living making and selling papusas (a popular Salvadoran food). Her business is loca...Read their story >
RetailColombiaJaneth is a very entrepreneurial woman who is eager to succeed and get ahead. For many years, she has made a living selling products by catalog, such as apparel, accessorie...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasRosa Delia is 35 years old, she is the mother to two children who depend on her and she lives in her own home in the community of Nacaome valley in southern Honduras. She h...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaLuis is older, married, and has a grown child. He is from Chinandega, located in the east of the country. He is a hard-working and responsible man who wants to get ahead pe...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesVirginia works hard to support her family. Virginia is married and has a vegetable vending business in the Philippines. Virginia requested a PHP 50,000 loan through NWTF...Read their story >
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