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Cosmetics SalesJordanSabah and Khawla are married women and caring mothers. They work hard to provide for their family. For the past two years, Sabah has started to sell cosmetics products in h...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMiriam is 40 years old. She completed sixth grade. She is married and her husband is involved in farming. Miriam wakes up at 4:30 a.m. with her husband to perform their dai...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaRose is married with four school-going children. They live at a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees...Read their story >
DairyKenyaErick, 19, is an ambitious and progressive member of Lolminingai village, found in the North Rift area of Kenya. He started dairy farming five years ago on a 3 acre piece o...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorThe business with which Islian, who is 29 years old, makes a living is the sale of beauty and personal care products. She has had this occupation for 8 years, and her main ...Read their story >
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