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Water DistributionGhanaFaustina is 34 year old. She is single and has no children. She is a trader and has rented a shop in Bubiashie where she sells provisions, toiletries, and plastic water sac...Read their story >
LivestockTajikistanNigora is a generous woman. She was born in the northern part of Tajikistan in 1983. She is living in a remote district with her family. She is married and has two children...Read their story >
Higher education costsHondurasCarmen del Rosario is 33 years old, married and has two young children. She previously graduated from a degree in public accounting but later went on to study for a degr...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorCecilia is 41 and lives in her own house with her family. She makes a living selling tortillas and her business is located in her house. She has made a living this way for ...Read their story >
ServicesZambiaBryce is 30 years old. He is married and has two children, his first born daughter Eugenia is in second grade and his son is in pre-school. He is the sole financial support...Read their story >
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