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FarmingMaliThe ten members of the group “BENKADI I” are married women, who average 45 years of age and six children each, all living in polygamous families in TIEGUEKOUROUNI, a villag...Read their story >
JewelryPakistanNabeela is living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan, with her spouse and four children. Her husband owns a small gemstones shop, in which he sells precious gemstones for ring...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanZaina is 55 years old, married, with four kids. She has completed secondary education. Good skills in breeding livestock enabled Zaina to achieve great results represented ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesEmelita is a hardworking woman entrepreneur with six children. She earns a living by raising pigs in the Philippines. She is now borrowing PHP 15,000 through NWTF in ord...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJovy is 51 years old, widow with three children. Jovy works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 19000 loan th...Read their story >
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