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FishingSamoaMeleseke is 19 years old and partner woman with 1 child. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Meleseke has requested...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesMario is 54 years old and married. He lives in Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur, with his family. For the past two decades, Mario has been a farmer. This is how he raised and su...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorEdgar is a person who stands out in his community for his commitment and responsibility. He lives with his life partner. He doesn’t have any children yet, nor does he have ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaGyulum and her family live in Arevshat village, which is in the Shirak region. She lives with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and three-year-old granddaughter. Gyulum...Read their story >
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