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Construction SuppliesAlbaniaRreshit has a lime type of activity; he buys quicklime and makes it into slaked lime. He's got a pit where the quicklime quenches. 1 kg of quicklime equals 3 kg of slaked l...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJenny is 28 years old, and she lives in her own house with her life partner and their two children, 5 and 2 years old. Jenny has worked selling chicken tamales for a long t...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPictured above is Beatrice, often described as an extremely trustworthy person. She is 28 years old and, as a group leader, she is representing her group of 16 farmers in K...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanHumay is 42 years old. She lives with her husband, mother-in-law and 2 sons. Humay and her family are farmers. They own a greenhouse where different vegetables are cultivat...Read their story >
Shoe SalesKenyaThis is Ndela. She operates a business selling ladies' shoes. Her earnings are a big help for the education of her children and in their personal, household, and business e...Read their story >
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