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RetailSenegal“Groupement Nogoye” is the name of a group of women active in commerce and who are benefiting from a loan accorded by U-IMCEC for supporting women who have revenue-generati...Read their story >
ConstructionColombiaGabriel, age 28, is very hard-working and enterprising. During most of his adolescence he did construction work. However, in the year 2008 he decided to become independen...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaPeru is 28 years old and married with three children. She runs a small business selling ice cakes in her community and has been doing this for two years. Peru has reque...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorNohemí is a single mother of 2 children. She managed to finish her education through the ninth grade and currently is a saleswoman and has her own business. Nohemí has b...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaEsperance is 49 years old. She is married with seven children aged between 3 and 16 years old. They all go to school. She is a farmer and she has been growing rice for the ...Read their story >
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