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RetailPhilippinesBelinda is single and has a buy and sell feed business in the Philippines. Belinda requested a PHP 12000 loan through NWTF to purchase additional sacks of feed to sell. ...Read their story >
TailoringEl SalvadorJose is 61 years old and lives with his wife and his daughter in his own house. He has had a sewing workshop for 20 years. Hie workshop is located in his residence and he h...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorGiovanny is 34 years old. He has been working selling pupusas for seven years. His business is located near his home, in a very busy area. His wife helps him run the busine...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaJane, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 20 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 12 farmers in Webuye District. She is 43 years old, is married an...Read their story >
FoodColombiaDaila, 48, is an entrepreneur who learned to cook when she was very young; and she liked it so much that she worked for several restaurants in the city of Barranquilla. In...Read their story >
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