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RetailPeruJulio is 54 years old, married, and lives in his own house with his daughters in the Zana district. This is a community well-known for its famous churches that were destroy...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPeruYeniba belongs to the communal bank LIDERANDO LAS PALMERAS, and is a single mother of two children. She works daily selling beauty products. The business has been going ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaPerseverance and tenacity are the main qualities of Ana Lucia, a woman who has looked for ways to get ahead along with her husband. Proud of not being able to find a stabl...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesCristita is married and earns a living by selling fish in the Philippines. She has requested a loan for PHP 11,000 from NWTF to buy more items to sell from her stall. She h...Read their story >
Home Products SalesColombiaRosa a very entrepreneurial mature woman. She is a mother of 5, who she has supported through her business of selling and marketing goods such as perfumes, personal care it...Read their story >
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