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FarmingRwandaJudith is 41 years old. She is married with six children ranging in age between eight and 23 years old. They all go to school. She is a farmer and has been growing maize fo...Read their story >
RetailParaguaySeñora Monica is from the city of Pilar. She is married and has two daughters, and she says her husband works in a health care facility. She has been a travelling vendor fo...Read their story >
Food MarketKenyaMary is 49 years old and married to Linet. She supports eight family members. She has been a farmer for the last 14 years, and the business earns her a monthly income of 12...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaKamo has been a farmer for many years already in his native village of Lchashen, in Gegharkunik region. Now that his sons are already married and living abroad with their f...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanMeet Khaitgul, a resident of the Jilikul district. She is 47 years old, married, with one son. In order to support the family, her husband and son are currently working i...Read their story >
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