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Animal SalesColombiaIn the country, it is usually the first child who inherits the family farm. Yeny is a mother and head of the household, she has a little girl aged four. She inherited from ...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesSalvacion, a 51-year-old married mother of seven, has been farming rice in the Philippines for nine years and earns additional income raising pigs. She is borrowing PHP 120...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesYolanda is a married woman with four children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Yolanda is 54 years old, and has two children who are in school. Yolanda has a fis...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorÁngel, age 32, is an enterprising man. Upon not finding another way of making a living, he decided to sell bread with ham, cabbage, and ketchup. This way he manages to su...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMaría, 24, has a house where she lives with her husband and their three children: 9-, 3- and 1-years old, respectively. María is a street vendor and has a small business s...Read their story >
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