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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMery is 45 years old and is very devoted to her family. She sells tortillas. She did not have the opportunity to complete her schooling. She is married with three childr...Read their story >
LivestockBoliviaVicente, 56, is married and has adult children. He's enterprising, independent, persevering, strong, responsible, and very hardworking. His business is selling livestock....Read their story >
General StoreUgandaFranco is a 25-year-old married man with five children, including twins, and he lives in Kasese, Uganda. He operates a general merchandise shop and earns additional income ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Hân is 62 years old and she is married. She has worked in agriculture, raising poultry for more than 10 years. Hân lives in Thieu Hoa district, a rural town in Than...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRena is 50 years old and lives in Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. She is married with four children of school age. Rena is engaged in managing a sari-sari store and a buy-and-s...Read their story >
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