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AgricultureEl SalvadorJose is 28 years old and didn't go to school because of his family's level of poverty. Because of this he had to work to help with the household expenses. Now he has a part...Read their story >
General StoreZimbabweEllen is 26 years old and has two children. She lives in the Gokwe South District of Zimbabwe. Ellen is able to provide for her family because she operates her own grocery ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesPatrick is married with one child. He operates a service-based business in their community to make a living. His wife is working abroad as an Overseas Filipino Worker. Asid...Read their story >
HardwareNicaraguaFelipa is 58 years old, she has been successfully running her hardware store for 25 years, with the support of her husband and her two children. She has previously asked...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesJosephine is 44 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married and has five children. For the past nine years, Josephine has been raising livestock for a living....Read their story >
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