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AgriculturePeruFelipa is a hard-working woman. She is 39 years old and lives with her family in Irazola. Felipa's greatest motivation in life is her family. She fights every day in ord...Read their story >
FarmingBoliviaSra. Ayde is 21 years old and single. With great effort, she was able to complete her high school education in humanities. She currently lives at her parents' house and h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 34 years old and lives in her own home with her life companion and her children. She has been working in a company for 5 years that is close to her home. This allo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaJoseph is a 26-year-old male who is married with 2 children living in Kasese, Uganda. He operates a textile shop where he has worked for four years, and he gets his additio...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorJose is 30 years old. He attended school until the 7th grade. He is married with two children, one is still in school. His wife is devoted to domestic chores. For about ...Read their story >
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