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PoultryMozambiqueJochua comes from the province of Inhambane. He's 50 years old and a widower. He has five adult children and takes care of his nephew who lives with him. He has been a pou...Read their story >
Fish SellingVietnamLan operates a food stall/restaurant selling fish. Lan has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. One of the most critical business difficulties that con...Read their story >
RecyclingAlbaniaManushaqe or "violet" in English is in the photograph with her husband, Dylber, in front of their family home. They are vulnerable Egyptian Albanians. To make a living...Read their story >
Soft DrinksColombiaPedro moved from the department of Santander to the city of Barranquilla twenty years ago. In order to find job opportunities, he started out as a driver. Alongside his wif...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanMaftuna is 35 years old, married and a mother of 3 children. She has a secondary education and, to provide the primary income for her family, is involved in animal husbandr...Read their story >
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