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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorLorena lives with her life companion and a three month old baby. As a way to make money to pay for the household needs she works as a cosmologist and sells clothing for men...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasRosibel is 30 years old. She is married and has two children. They live in the town of Macuelizo, Santa Barbara. She has always worked in sales. She has been working for fi...Read their story >
FoodSierra LeoneThis is 29-year-old Momoh. He is married, and has one child, age 3, a school-going child. He has one additional dependent, who lives with his younger brother, to be foster...Read their story >
TaxiPakistanBushra lives in Rawalpindi. She is 22 years old and married. She is a housewife and her husband is a taxi driver by profession. He is hardworking and makes sure that all th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasCarmen is an entrepreneurial woman engaged in her own business which is the sales of school clothes, blouses, trousers, shoes for men and women, sandals, eyeglasses, umbrel...Read their story >
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