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VehicleCambodiaSam Oeur (in photo) is 46 years old and lives in a village outside of Phnom Penh City. She has been married since 1996 and has four children--three sons and one daughter. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesWilvie is 54 years old and married with one child. Wilvie works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 15,000 lo...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaPeninnah is a married woman. She has four children, three of whom attend school and one who is underage. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasIrma, 43, is a farmer and a housewife. She finished only the first years of elementary school because she did not like to study. She is the mother of 5 children, of whom ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaJuliet is a single mother of four children, two of whom go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business selling charcoal and has been i...Read their story >
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