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Shoe SalesSierra LeoneMeet forty-four-year-old Foday from Tombo Western rural area in Freetown. He is married with two children between the ages of two and four. One of his children is currently...Read their story >
DairyKenyaJob lives in Kisii with his wife and three children, all of whom are of school-going age. He has been doing farming for the past six years. His primary income source is fro...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTajikistanNiginamo is a strong, hardworking saleswoman from Kulyab. She has five children: four girls and one boy. All of the children are in school except for her four-year-old daug...Read their story >
ServicesPeruSegundo Abel is 43 years old and lives with his mother in the Morropon district, a community with a warm climate. The population is engaged in agriculture, raising livestoc...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaMargaret is a 37-year-old married woman. She has 1 child. She describes herself to be honest. She operates a retail business where she sells sugar, wheat flour, cooking oil...Read their story >
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