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AgricultureEcuadorAngel, 25, works in agriculture. He lives in San Miguel in the Bolívar Province, in the Pucara Community. It belongs to the area of Nueva Esperanza. He is requesting a l...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruRogelio Rojas is 43 years old and lives in his own home made of traditional rustic materials. He lives with his wife and four children ages 17, 15, 13, and 11 years old. Th...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesHertsel is a 36-year-old married woman, and a mother of three children, from Concepcion, Iloilo. She runs a small restaurant or carenderia, selling home cooked foods to th...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanMirzo is 40 years old, married, and the father of five children. In his youth, he was already working the land, helping his father build their house and taking care of th...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesEcuadorMariuxi, 26, has 2 children and is single. She lives in Echeandia in Bolivar province. She is a member of the communal bank "Mujeres Emprendedoras." Mariuxi has a bu...Read their story >
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