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Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMilagros, who is married, is known in their neighbourhood area for being a hardworking mother. Milagros is receiving a monthly pension for her retirement. Milagros became...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaPeterson is 33 years old and sells clothes. He has been in this business for 14 years and it has been profitable. He is married and together with his spouse they have been ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesVilma, 38 years old, is married and a resident of Taboc Norte, Oroquieta City, Philippines. Her husband is a fisherman. The fish he catches is sold to the public market or ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaWinny, 24, is a small-holder farmer who resides in the Litein area of Kenya. The mother of two has been a farmer for four years. Her primary income sources are eggs, milk a...Read their story >
ManufacturingColombiaBefore starting their business in 2009, Maria and her spouse got advice from her cousin who has a glass business. Her cousin knows this trade very well and taught her how ...Read their story >
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