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LivestockKyrgyzstanKanaiym is 58, married, and a mother of four children. She has the equivalent of a high school education, and has grown crops and raised livestock for several years, succe...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesBernard is 33 years old and has two children. Bernard personally sells the catch from their fishing boat in nearby municipalities. Since he became a member of Paglaum ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaNelson, 65 years old, has been selling sweet packaged snacks and green mangoes with salt, in the entrance to a school. His business was the product of imitating a friend's...Read their story >
RestaurantIndiaSangita is the leader of a 12-member group that hails from Bhanpur village of the M. Rampur block of Kalahandi district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 26 years...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGloria, 55 years old, studied until the 7th grade of basic education. She is married and her husband is retired. She has three children who are married. She works selling c...Read their story >
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