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FishingPhilippinesGertrudes is 51 years of age and a resident of Usocan, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married with four children. They have a little fishing business fro...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesHondurasVilma lives with her husband and children in a community in the south of the country. She makes a living selling products from catalogs, and has been in this business for m...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNicaraguaJose Mercedes worries about the heath of others. She is a licensed nurse and works in a health center where she lives. She has worked there for 29 years. She is single and ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRicky, 32, operates a fishing business to earn an income. He sells fish to members of his local community. He has been engaged in this business for more than 5 years. R...Read their story >
FarmingGuatemalaThe land has been blessed with hands that like to work it and take care of it. It is a job worthy of admiration and one to which men dedicate many years and even their life...Read their story >
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