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AgriculturePeruManuel is 59 years old, married and has three older children. He lives in his own house with his wife in the district of La Matanza. Life there is calm and the people that ...Read their story >
DairyTajikistanGuldasta is a very hardworking woman. She is married and has two children. Her husband is a businessman. Guldasta has always wanted to start her own business to get ahead i...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanSoli is a man of the age of 35. He is married and the father of three children. He grew up in a village, and since childhood he helped his parents in the house and in the f...Read their story >
ConstructionColombiaLuis is a 31 year old man who is responsible, honest, and a caring father of a three year old son. Luis works as a foreman. He is a man with few resources that can not inve...Read their story >
FarmingAlbaniaAnida is 40 and has two children, who are 14 and 11 years old. She has been doing agriculture and livestock to earn a living for her family. Currently, she has a dairy ...Read their story >
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