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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRosa is 53 years old. She is a single mother and lives in her own home with her three children and a 5-year-old grandson. She is an entrepreneurial woman who has earned a l...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAna is 37 years old and has a business where she makes chicha (national beverage). She also extracts syrup and has been doing this for 17 years. She works out of her home...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesNida is 48 years old and married with seven children, four of whom are in school. Nida works hard to provide for her family. She runs a buy-and-sell charcoal in the Phil...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesColombiaEna is a very young entrepreneur who is determined to get ahead and prosper. For two years she has been selling prepaid cellphone cards in the municipality of Tierra Alta,...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanChandni is a 26 year old, married woman. She is a mother of three children. She adores her family and her husband works very hard so that his family can have a good and res...Read their story >
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