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Animal SalesPeruMarilu is 38 years old, married, lives with her husband and son in a rural area of the district of Oyotún which is located in the province of Chiclayo, Lambayeque region, o...Read their story >Funding via Edpyme Alternativa
Beauty SalonKenyaHilda is a married woman. She has 2 children. She describes herself to be ambitious. She operates a beauty salon where she offers beauty services and also sells cosmetics. ...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
LivestockMaliHalimata is the one who is holding the ram's leash in the photo. She is a livestock farmer who is from Mali. She is 40 years old, married, and the mother of five children, ...Read their story >Funding via Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR)
HardwarePhilippinesMa. Niña is a woman with multiple businesses from Talibon, Bohol. She is married with three children, ages two, eight, and fourteen. Ma. Niña sells cooked dishes and snacks...Read their story >Funding via Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International
General StorePhilippinesMarlyn is 50 years old and married with six children. With three children in school, Marlyn works very hard to provide for them. Marlyn runs a general store in the Philipp...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
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