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FarmingMaliThe ten members of the group "SABOUGNOUMAN 2” are married women, who average 32 years of age and two children each. The women live for the most part in traditional families...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEcuadorMaria is 44 years old; she is single and has a kid. She lives with her parents in the Ventanas Canton, a province of Rios. The Cevallos communal bank is located in the San ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRubelyn, age 35, runs a general store business to earn an income. She has been in this business for a year and sells a variety of items such as detergent soap, shampoo, can...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaRobert deals in produce, primarily beans, in addition to a transport business in Hoima, Uganda. He started the business to improve the standard of living of his family. Rob...Read their story >
Plastics SalesHondurasDoña Isabel is 51 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in the town of Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara. Isabel has always worked in the retail sector. She has been...Read their story >
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