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AgricultureEcuadorNelson is 34 years old. He is in a common law marriage and lives with his wife and children, aged 12, 11, 9, 8 and 4. He likes to go to church. He lives in the Ventana...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTajikistanDilorom lives in the north of Tajikistan. She was born in 1956, and is widowed with 2 children, who are now adults. She sells a variety of fruit in a local market - app...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaThe women of the Maa Tarini SHG are from a small village in the Cuttack district in Odisha in the eastern part of the India. The group is composed of 11 women who earn thei...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaReni runs a small stall that sells snacks, drinks, and mobile phone airtime credits. Reni lives in Cianjur, a small city in West Java. She is married and living with five p...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA citizen from Kampong Cham province, Thou is 39 years old and married. To secure the needs in her family, she does rice cropping and has a paid working job as the main sou...Read their story >
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