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Soft DrinksSierra LeoneKumba is a member of the Only The Strong solidarity group. She sells drinks. Kumba has been selling drinks for the past two years. She uses proceeds from her business to ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAs a married mother of six children, Editha works hard to support her family. She has a fishing business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from tailori...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanRukhsana is a 44-year-old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her spouse and four children. Her husband has been running his own tailori...Read their story >
DairyKenyaIndustrious, resourceful, curious, and talented are a few of the qualities of Mary, a 47-year-old woman. Mary started farming on a small inherited piece of land in Nyaki, a...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaVictor is a 57-year-old man who has done whatever was necessary to overcome the challenges he has faced and provide for his family. Victor's great patience and sacrifice of...Read their story >
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