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ClothingUgandaNelson is a 32-year-old, married man with five children, living in Kasese, Uganda. He sells clothes- a business he has run for 14 years now. He earns additional income from...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaAndri and his wife live in Bandung, West Java. Andri runs a small stall that sells mobile phones, mobile phone accessories and mobile phone airtime credits, and it also pro...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaPatrick, 53, is married and lives in Kamwenge, Uganda. To support his family he grows mainly bananas but also sells other produce such as coffee on the side to supplement h...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanParveen is a 27- year- old housewife. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of two children. In the group picture, Parveen is wearing multicolored shawl. Her...Read their story >
ConstructionPeruJose Teodolfo is 41 years old, he lives in his own home made of rustic materials. He lives with his partner and his two young children who are five and seven years old. One...Read their story >
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