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ServicesKenyaJohn is a 30-year-old married man with one child. He describes himself as ambitious. John operates a retail shop where he runs an M-Pesa business (a mobile-phone-based mone...Read their story >
TaxiArmeniaHovhannes is from Yerevan. He has worked as a taxi driver for three years, using his own car. Hovhannes lives with his mother, wife and two children (aged 12 and 10). He wo...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaLyuba is an experienced farmer from Baghramyan village of the Armavir region. She lives with her husband. Lyuba is employed in the government sector; she works at the villa...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanQumridden is a farmer who has been planting crops since he was young. Seven years ago he started his own farm on 0.55 hectares of irrigated land, where he plants vegetable...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaNadzua is a married woman with six children, three who attend school and three who are young. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest mo...Read their story >
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