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Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 44-year-old Bobson. He is married and has two children who are 12 and 8 years old. In 2010, Bobson established his jeans trousers and skirts business. He began his...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaJessica María is a kind young woman from Puerto Cabezas. She is 25 years old, married, and has two children. She is a professional stylist, and her husband works as a diver...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorMaría is a 47 year old single mother of five children. They are currently studying in school, and the oldest, who is 20, attends university. María has no academic degree, b...Read their story >
Plastics SalesSierra LeoneMeet 40-year-old Fulamatu from Magburaka, Makeni Northern area in Sierra Leone! She is married with 5 children. For the past 15 years, Fulamatu has been running her pla...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesCambodiaNot, age 56 and widowed, prepares and sells food items for children in her community. She offers porridge, ice with syrup, and cakes for sale. Not lives in the province...Read their story >
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