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FarmingRwandaShaganga is 53 years old. He is married with four children aged between 6 and 16 years. They all go to school. He is a farmer and he has been in business for the past seven...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaMavis is a 37 year old mother with three children. She runs a business of selling taro and banana chips in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for m...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesJoseph is hardworking father of three children. Motorcycle transport is his source of income. He rent the motorcycle 150PHP per day and he dream to own the motor so that ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonNoura is a 39-year-old married mother of four children. She has been working in selling and renting special occasion dresses since 2003, to support her husband in covering ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMarisela is a woman who fights every day for her family’s well-being. Her husband works for the government and her children go to school. They all live together. For some y...Read their story >
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