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General StorePhilippinesCristina is a 60-year-old married woman and mother of two grown up children from Ormoc City, Leyte. She runs a small sari-sari or retail store business selling various good...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaAn old woman living in Battambang province, Pen is 60 years old and a mother of four children. For her living, she grows rice as a single source of her income. She has been...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesAntonina is grateful that she was granted a 50,000 PHP loan, which she used to pay for a variety of fruits and veggies to sell at her fruit stand. She is thankful her store...Read their story >
DairyKenyaSammy has been farming for more than 11 years, and he used his previous loan from VisionFund Kenya to buy two dairy cows. He plans to use this loan to buy cattle feed ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorLucia is 39 years old and for many years she has worked in producing and selling corn tamales. She sells them by foot in the different neighborhoods in the region. She li...Read their story >
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