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AgriculturePeruAlberto is 44 years old and lives with his wife and their three children. They live in their own house built of rustic materials in the district of Aramango, in the provinc...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorPaula, 56 years old, got married some years ago and with her husband has 4 children, who are now adults. Only the last daughter lives with her, and is in sixth grade. Paula...Read their story >
CafeAlbaniaPetraq is 50 and a married father of two:a 20-year-old and an 8-year-old who was born with some problems in his limbs and for this, he receives a disability income of $174 ...Read their story >
Food MarketColombiaManuel, 25, recently opened a small deli, a business that is now his main source of income. He works every day, 8 hours a day. Manuel says that he needs something ext...Read their story >
Home Products SalesNicaraguaClara is an affable and enterprising woman who belongs to the Miskito people. She is originally from the city of Bilwi, in the municipality of Puerto Cabezas. She is a sing...Read their story >
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