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RetailPhilippinesEmily is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She is 37 years old, married and has two children who are in school. Emily has a business buying and selling native mats in t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNely is 35 years old and lives in her own house with her 2 children, a 13-year-old young woman and a 5-year-old boy. She is a woman who, thanks to her efforts and tenacity,...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaApollo is a 36-year-old married man living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer and at the same time earns a salary. He faces the challenges of price fluctuation of agric...Read their story >
DairyPakistanSajida is 42 years old and the mother of three children. For ten years, Sajida has been running a business selling milk. She initiated her own business by buying a buffalo ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaLa Bendición Group has three members, Martha Lorena, Juana del Carmen, and Verónica del Carmen. All are responsible hardworking women with nine children between them, four ...Read their story >
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