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SewingBoliviaJaime is a seamstress and works from Monday to Saturday making t-shirts and jackets. Jaime has two kids: one is a thirteen-year-old girl and the other one is a fourteen-yea...Read their story >
Decorations SalesColombiaLuz Nancy is a businesswoman who counts on a general store where she offers a variety of decorative products. She is a woman without children who separated from her husband...Read their story >
RetailSenegalThe Janatu Comeva group is made up of saleswomen who work at the same market. They joined together in a group in order to take advantage of financial support given to assoc...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaJapheth is 48 years old and has five children. He has been a farmer for more than 30 years and is always said to be a very friendly person. Even though Japheth is the only ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamLien, 52, works in agricultural production and earns a monthly income of approximately VND 300,000. She is a single mom but her 19-year-old daughter is an intellectual disa...Read their story >
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