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Clothing SalesKenyaMwanapili is married, with two school-going children. They own a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. ...Read their story >
Decorations SalesPeruPaul, 22, is a young entrepreneur. He's single and lives in Huaraz with his family. He very much wants to improve himself, and currently he's studying mechanics in an i...Read their story >
CattleBoliviaThe communal bank "LOS PINOS" is beginning its third Pro Mujer loan cycle at the Copacabana social center. The group comprises eight members and their board of directors i...Read their story >
General StoreZimbabwePamela, aged 24, lives in the Wedza District of Zimbabwe and is volunteering as a Leaner Guide in her local school, offering life and study skills lessons. She runs her bus...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesJuliet is 49 years old, married, and has two children. She raises pigs in the Philippines, which she has been doing for four years. She earns additional income from buying ...Read their story >
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