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Shoe SalesGhanaThis group is comprised of two hard-working members, and they are into the sale of liquid soap, slippers, hair and body creams, millet, sugar, beans, maize, cooking oil and...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasRosa Delia is 35 years old, she is the mother to two children who depend on her and she lives in her own home in the community of Nacaome valley in southern Honduras. She h...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaArmine lives in Kapan city in the Syunik region. She graduated from the piano department of Kapan State Art College. For ten years she worked at the city art school as a mu...Read their story >
Beauty SalonParaguayFrancisco is 53 years old and says that he has been in the hair salon business for the past 25 years. He sacrifices a lot and is working hard to be able to help his famil...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaOriginally from a rural village located in the Tbaung Khum district of Kampong Cham province, Sok Ei is 24 years old and married. She has one daughter. To make a living, sh...Read their story >
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