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General StoreColombiaDressmaking and a convenience store have been Julie's two businesses for the past 6 years. She started her businesses with the support of her husband, who is a business man...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseBurkina FasoMrs. Germaien is the leader of the Nongtaaba Grand group. She is married and the mother of six. Her eldest child is 35 years old, and the youngest is 14 years old. Two of ...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanMehriniso is a native of the Pyandj region and she works as a seamstress. She has been in this line of work for five years and she offers her sewing services out of her ho...Read their story >
PigsColombiaFrom a young age, Victoriano dedicated himself to farm work: ranging from agriculture to raising animals. His father taught him these activities for his survival and now he...Read their story >
TextilesBoliviaThe loan group Poderosas de Cumaravi will begin their 5th cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Santiago II. The group is comprised of 8 members and is direct...Read their story >
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