Leila lives in a remote village in northern Ghana. A loan and training has transformed her farm.
Caroline owns a popular fruit and vegetable stall in Kampala. She is the sole carer to her four grandchildren.
Philomene is a smallholder farmer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She's expanded her business and changed her life with training from Opportunity International.
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Sephora is 19 years old and lives in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement with her parents, after fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo due to conflict and insecurity. She is a member of the ‘Unleashed’ youth entrepreneur group who have received support from Opportunity International to develop and build sustainable livelihoods.
Along with other members of the group, Sephora received financial training and a loan to develop several treatment products and awareness-raising around women’s health issues. Sephora's product is called 'Her Pride' and is a cream that prevents vaginal infections and menstrual cramps. She has also created a card game that teaches people about women's health.
Sephora says: “I have personally learned many new skills, including design, manufacture, mixing of cosmetic and medical ingredients and marketing. I have many hopes for the future."
Vida is a smart, determined 25-year-old with big ambitions for her future. She wants to be a fashion designer. Vida lives with her parents and seven younger siblings in a remote village in Western Ghana.
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