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Soft DrinksGuatemalaDoña Juana is originally from the area of San Martin Jilotepeque. For more than 15 years, she has been the owner of a soft drink shop where she offers her customers a wide...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe seven members of the Dableniton are married men who, on average, are 48 years old and have eight children. They mostly live in traditional families in Lobougoula, in Si...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlfredo is 24 years old and a high school graduate. He is married and has a one-year-old daughter. His wife currently only takes care of household chores, but she is lookin...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe loan group “Sop Mame Babacar 11” is a subgroup of a network of women who process seafood. The group is composed of five women, who have been active for several years an...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaSamaila is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Samaila joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children: Asiya, Safarau, and Safara. Samaila ...Read their story >
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