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Food Production/SalesSamoaIasinta is a 55-year-old, divorced woman, with four children. To earn a living, she makes and sells barbecue in her community. She has one year of experience with this busi...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesCorazon landed at the right place for her needed capital when she joined PMPC. She knew this would be her last chance to get back on her feet when she went broke after her ...Read their story >
General StoreGuatemalaIn Suchitepéquez there exist a variety of businesses where the people can choose where to purchase their daily necessities. But that which is important is not the quantity ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaThe Fountain of Peace Group consists of six entrepreneurial women who are located in the colonial town of Antigua Guatemala in the Sacatepéquez Department. They chose their...Read their story >
PhotographyKenyaFrancis is a married man. He has three children. He describes himself to be determined. He operates a photography business where he takes photos. He has been involved in th...Read their story >
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