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Food Production/SalesSenegalOusseynou is a young worker who has belonged to one of the IMCEC establishments since 2012. He works in retail, and was initially mentored by his older brother. He started ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJulie is married and she works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 19,000 loan through NWTF in order to ...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayGeromina has a store in her own home. She's been working in this business for more than 10 years, and says she already has a good customer base. She has a well-stocked l...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe members of the 'Ondogou Da 4' Group are all married women who are, on average, 33 years and have three children. They all live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, th...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaDean is an enterprising and determined man, with great desires that he has been cultivating and attempting to achieve. He has a small business of preparing and selling ...Read their story >
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