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General StoreUgandaJohn, aged 65, lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is married and has four children, three of whom attend school. As a retailer, he finds that his business is hindered by inadequate...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanSurayo is a hardworking woman. She is 24 years old and lives in a rural area with her parents. She is divorced. Since childhood, she has helped her parents with animal husb...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaThanks to the perseverance and courage of Olga her house now has some extra income. She prepares and sells meals like empanadas and churros in the Municipality of Rionegro...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe seven members of the Sabougnouma 2 group are married men averaging 43 years of age, with six children. They live mainly in traditional families in Loutana, a village in...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaSangita, aged about 20 years, is the group leader for the ten members of the group "Maa Mangala SHG" of Koraput district of Odisha state in India. Her family is composed of...Read their story >
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