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LivestockKyrgyzstanGalbubu is 46 and married with five children. She has been working in animal husbandry and agriculture for 25 years as the primary source of income for her family. Thanks t...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesTanzaniaFatuma, who is in her early thirties, sells both cosmetics and clothing items to earn an income. She has been engaged in her business for the past five years, working from ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorIris is 27 years old and lives in her own home together with her life partner and their two children ages 11 and 5. She is a woman who earns her living selling a variety o...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCornelia makes a living through her retailing business. She runs a sari-sari store in Poblacion, Sibutad ZDN, and earns a promising income to support her family. She has si...Read their story >
Home AppliancesEl SalvadorDavid is 24 years old and studied through the third year of secondary school. His wife is a local government employee, they have 3 children, and only one goes to school an...Read their story >
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