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General StoreDominican RepublicAndrea is the coordinator for “Nuevo Progreso 2” (New Progress 2). She and the other members of her group strive each day to conduct their business activities in their comm...Read their story >
RestaurantPeruMaría Julia, 53, lives with her spouse and children in the district of Oyotún, which has a varied climate. The local people work in agriculture, trade, and livestock. The d...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesEmelita works hard to support her family. On November 8, 2013, her business and home were wiped out by super typhoon Haiyan. She has restarted her business and is now re...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanAkhter is a 47-year-old married woman. The man shown in the photo is Akhter’s husband. He is a driver by profession and provides transportation services using his three-whe...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseIndiaBeing widowed at young age and left with four daughters to feed, clothe and provide all the basic things is difficult, says Buanthaolu. She brews local wine and sells i...Read their story >
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