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DairyKenyaThe person raising his hand in the photograph is Harrison, a member of Mwangaza Kondoo Self Help Group. He is 37 years old, married and blessed with five children. Harri...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesNida is 58 years old and a widow with eight children, one of whom is in school. She earns a living by farming rice in the Philippines. Nida is borrowing 20,000 PHP through ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJose, who is 70 years old, works in agriculture and ranching. He could not attend school because of the economic situation of his family, and for this reason, he had to beg...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesArnold is a forty-two year old married man with four kids. The oldest child is 9 and the youngest is 2. He hails from Mcarthur, Leyte.
Arnold engages in fishin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Thúy operates a food stall/restaurant selling fruit. Thúy is 48 years old and married with three children. She lives and works in Thanh Hoa city, an urban area in T...Read their story >
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