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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRoxana is a young woman who is 27 years of age. She completed her basic education through the seventh grade. Roxana is a small-time merchant who sells clothes. She is in...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGlenda is 58 years old and married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family. She has run a general store for 4 years and requests 22,000 PHP through ...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanShamsiya is a hardworking woman. She is a cheerful and kind woman. Shamsiya was born in 1994. She is married, but does not have children. Ten years ago, Shamsiya started he...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanParveen is a 35-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of five children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. He has been run...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSokha is aged 41 and married. She has three children. Living in a village of the Moungkul Borey district, Sokha is a nurse in a local area. To supplement her income, she al...Read their story >
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