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PigsPhilippinesJay Liza is 37 years old. She is from the town of Carles, Iloilo. In 2007, she started raising hogs to earn a living. She also operates a sari-sari store for additional inc...Read their story >
FarmingNicaraguaA number of rows of planted tobacco adorns Felix's estate. Felix is a young man, 29, who wakes up early every day to take care of the crops which sustain his home. This far...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMercedes lives in her own house with her husband and her son. She has been selling clothes for several years. She sells in an itinerant manner in the different settlement...Read their story >
FarmingVietnamMrs. Dien, born in 1984, is a Thai ethnic woman. She lives with her husband and her two sons in Mai Son district, Son La province. Her family’s main income is from cultivat...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaFor Yamile, a beauty salon represented a light of hope in the face of the serious problem of unemployment that faces her area. Not only did it permit her to be busy, but a...Read their story >
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