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Food Production/SalesHondurasDoña Maria de la Cruz is 55 years old, is married and has four kids. She lives in the town of Yoro with her husband and their two sons. Doña María has taken 12 years genera...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesNinfa is married and she works hard to support her family. She has a raising pigs business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from a general store. Ninf...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanAtiya Batool is a 35 year-old-woman living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of two children and her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. For man...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsPakistanShabana is 37 years old, a married woman, residing in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a mother of two children and her husband is a vehicle repair mechanic by profession. Her husb...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaMaría Rosina is a lady of 58 years of age who lives in the city of Medellín. She is separated from her husband and has brought up a son who is now 30 years old and is her o...Read their story >
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