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Personal Products SalesColombiaJohana is very enterprising young woman who has a great desire to get ahead and progress in life. Some years ago she began selling products from a catalogue such as clot...Read their story >
RetailBoliviaThe “SIEMBRA” communal group will begin its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of Centro Focal de Santiago II, and is comprised of nine members, directed by a board of...Read their story >
Decorations SalesVietnamHuu is a 44-year-old single man who lives in Ho Chi Minh City. He has run a community based flower business for 10 years. Huu is the group leader of a 7 member loan group. ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesBeninThe Jesukpego group is made up of three people who reside in the same locality. Olawolé Karamatou who is the leader of this group is the one with her hand raised in the pho...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesTanzaniaMele, who is in her early 30s, is married, with two school-aged children. She runs a charcoal store where she purchases sacks and resells in small bundles, a business s...Read their story >
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