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CateringUgandaFlavia is 43 years old and lives in the town of Bugembe in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is Married and has 4 children with 3 of them currently in school. For the past 2 ...Read their story >
LivestockColombiaMaria is a 31-year-old mother of two daughters, aged 5 and 8. She lives in the rural municipality of Don Matias in northern Antioquia. She makes a living selling agricultur...Read their story >
ClothingTimor-LesteAntonia is taking a loan of $1,000 to improve her business. She is married and is running a mini shop that helps generate income for her family. She will use the loan to bu...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodKenyaMiseleman is a married woman with 4 children. She describes herself to be reliable. She operates a retail business where she sells firewood. She has been involved in this b...Read their story >
Used ClothingPhilippinesRoquesa works hard to support her family. Roquesa is a widow and has a buy-and-sell used clothing business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 45 years no...Read their story >
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