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Clothing SalesParaguayAna comes from a hard-working family. Her parents separated when she was very small, but they always helped her to continue her education. When she grew up, she first op...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJustine is 26 years old, and is often described as a very friendly person. She has three children, and is married. As a group leader, Justine is representing her group of 1...Read their story >
RetailColombiaCarmen, desperate in front of the critical situation in which she finds herself because of lack of resources and her responsibility as a mother head-of-household due to her...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSokun, 48, is married and lives with her family in a rural area in the Kos Krolo district of Battambang province. She earns a living by farming rice and corn, as she has be...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanRano lives with her family in the south part of Tajikistan. She is married and has four children. Rano is a very industrious woman, and she has been busy with animal husban...Read their story >
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