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LivestockKyrgyzstanNargul is 38, married, and is raising two children with her spouse. Nargul is very punctual, responsible, and resourceful. She knows how to run her farm and invest money in...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMarcedonia is a married woman with nine children who works hard to support her family. She has a fishing business and earns additional income from a general store. Mar...Read their story >
RestaurantLebanonBashar is a 54-year-old Lebanese divorced man living with his two children. He is the one taking care of them and covering their needs. Bashar opened a cafeteria in his tow...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaPhoern, 47, is residing in Kampong Siem district of kampong Cham province. She has six children, one of whom is still in school. She is a housewife, while her husband works...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaOne of Ruma’s agents, Yuniarsih, lives in South Bogor, West Java, about two hours from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. She lives with her husband and children and owns a...Read their story >
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