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Barber ShopHondurasRito is 60-years-old and lives in a common law marriage with his partner. He has 9 children and lives in the town of San Pedro Sula. In the past, he worked in agriculture a...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJoel is 33 years old and lives in the town of Lukaya in the Masaka region of Uganda. He is married and has two children with none of them currently in school. For the p...Read their story >
CattleEl SalvadorGuillermo is 24 years old. Due to great effort, he was able to graduate from high school. He is married with 2 children, a baby and a 6-year-old who is in school. His life ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría, 65, is the mother of two adult children, ages 40 and 39, who live with their own families. Her daughter is the only one who in touch with the family since her son l...Read their story >
RetailSenegalThis group of seven women are part of the 'banc villageois' which was created on 4 June 2011. The women all live in the same village or surrounding villages. The women wo...Read their story >
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