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Food Production/SalesColombiaThis is Silvia, who is a woman of character and good intentions and who has goals of progressing and going forward with her family. She decided to start a business prepa...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAlma, 43 years old, is from Sindangan. She personally sells the catch from their fishing boat in nearby municipalities. Since Alma joined Paglaum MPC almost 3 years ago, sh...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPhilippinesAlmida is a hardworking mother of two children. At the age of 35, she is engaged in cloth and dressmaking supplies in the nearest store, and at the same time she continues ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaLuz is a beautiful 37 year old woman and the mother of a six year old boy. She was raised with good habits and since school developed a big passion for everything related t...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaViviana is an attractive 24 year old woman. She is married to a person of a similar age. Since they married young, they both work to establish their household. Viviana...Read their story >
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