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Animal SalesTajikistanOybibi is an elderly, 68-year-old woman. She is a widow. Oybibi gave birth to and raised five children. She spent 35 years working as a jurist, but now Oybibi is retired an...Read their story >
RetailMaliThe women of the Djekafo group average 39 years of age with five children each, and they all live in traditional extended families in Bla/Segou (in the Republic of Mali's f...Read their story >
Home EnergyTajikistanZuhro lives with her family in a rural area where the weather is too cold in the winter season. She was born in 1971 in Tajikistan. Zuhro is married and has three children....Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAs a married mother of six children, Ma. Grace works hard to support her family. She has a fishing business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from foo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is a 41-year-old tenacious woman who makes a living selling a wide variety of products, such as bread, salty snacks, corn balls and sweet breads, which allows her to ...Read their story >
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