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Phone Use SalesDominican RepublicLourdes is one of the members of Grupo Unidas para Seguir (bound to follow) 1, located in the city of Samana. This group is composed of five micro-entrepreneurs who sell cl...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorCecilia's economic activity is selling pupusas, panes con pollo (warm chicken sandwiches), and juices. She makes and sells her products every day. Nearby there are worksho...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanIram is the age of 30; she is the mother of a child, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband sews school bags. He has two sewing machines for sewing school...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesValentina is a 47-year-old married woman with three children (all attend school) who is a very hard working entrepreneur. Valentina has a fish vending business for 10 ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaNowa, age 42, trades in produce, especially maize and groundnuts. He sometimes trades in waragi, a local brew, as well. He started his business 10 years ago, and he supple...Read their story >
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