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Grocery StoreIndiaThe group is called Santoshi Maa Shg, which is the name of a famous Goddess. They sell different products and they wish to expand their businesses to change their future fo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasGladys, 60, is a single mother. She lives with her four children in her home in a town in San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. Her business is making and selling bread....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Diu, pictured first from the right, is 57 years old. She works in the agricultural sector and earns VND 600,000 monthly. She is married with three children, two of who...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesAzerbaijanShafaq is a 40-year-old gardener. She is married and has two sons. Her husband is a driver but the main source of income comes from gardening. Shafaq has been raising and s...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMariela is 25 years old. She is an intelligent woman who has earned her living in a nearby company for three years. In addition, noticing the possibility of selling product...Read their story >
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