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CattleTajikistanThis is Mamlakat. She is 43 years old. She is a native of the Shahrituz District. In Shahrituz, the majority of the population practices cattle breeding. The reason why thi...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasEster is happy and very grateful since thanks to the financial support brought to her by the cooperative COMIXMUL in partnership with Kiva, she was able to take care of her...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaDeri runs a small stall where he sells stationery and mobile phone airtime credits. He lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Deri is single and...Read their story >
AgricultureSenegalThe 'And Book Diom Bou Ndiol' Group is made up of ten women, who live in the same village and get together whenever they need to. Their president is Sokhna (seen in the ph...Read their story >
RetailArmeniaShogher is from Kapan and she lives with her only child, Eva, who is 13-years-old. Shogher has been involved in a retail cosmetics and clothing business for four years....Read their story >
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