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Beauty SalonKenyaMonica is a 37-year-old married woman with 2 children and 2 adopted children. She runs a beauty salon business in the town of Tala and runs a poultry farm. Her spouse, Henr...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesColombia53-year old Nubia is a charismatic, active, and obliging woman. She is mother to two children who were the reason why she worked so hard day after day, looking for differen...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Wolale D group are married women who on average are 39 years old with three children, all living in traditional families in Cinzara, a village in the...Read their story >
Soft DrinksKenyaRacheal, a married mother of four, describes herself as humble. For 10 years now she has been operating a retail business where she sells drinks and foodstuffs. Her enterp...Read their story >
Food MarketRwandaVestine is 45-years-old. She has been selling sorghum for 17 years. With the loan, she would like to buy more sorghum to sale. The profits from the business will be used t...Read their story >
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