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Soft DrinksSierra LeoneMariatu is a forty-nine years old business woman. She is a member of “Wonder” solidarity group of four women. Mariatu sells drinks to the general public.
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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAt the age of 43, Maria is known for her entrepreneurial spirit. She lives in her home of 15 years with her husband, 19 year old son and 16 year old grandson. Maria provide...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesJordanKolthoum is a 50 years old conservative woman, she asked her husband to take her place in the photo. Kolthoum is a mother of five children and she has always been a hous...Read their story >
DairyAzerbaijanNabi is 49 years old and he is an IDP (internally displaced person). He lives with his family in the Bilasuvar region. He is a dairy farmer; he is an intelligent and deter...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaAlina lives with her daughter in Vanadzor city of Lori region. Her husband and son are in the Russian Federation, where they do different constructionwork and send money f...Read their story >
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