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DairyKenyaCasphar is 39 years old, married to Jane, and supports a family of three children. He has been operating in motorcycle transport for the last three years, earning 24,000 Ke...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSanoeun is 29 years old and a married mother of two dependent children not yet in school. She resides in Kratie Province where she has grown cassava and cashews for ages. S...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesRichy Ville is a 38 years old, married and has two children. He does vegetable gardening for a living. He wants to give his family a good life, like other families and to a...Read their story >
JewelryEl SalvadorThe young woman who has her face pixelated is 23 years old, and she lives in a high risk area. She has been selling stainless steel jewelry for two years. She sells in an...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEcuadorMary is a 60 year old Ecuadorian female client. She was born in the city of Latacunga, in la Matriz parish. She has four children but they are all adults. She lives in a ho...Read their story >
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