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Higher education costsParaguayMario is from the city of Curuguaty. He works and studies—he is currently in his fifth year of Agricultural Engineering. Mario says that it is through his studies that ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesJeanna is a hardworking female entrepreneur with five children.
She earns a living by raising pigs in the Philippines. She is now borrowing 15,000 PHP through NW...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayMaria is from the city of Encarnación. She is the type of person who strives to reach her goals so that she can become a successful professional who is able to help other ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonKenyaTeresiah is the 32-year- old single woman shown in the photo. She has two children, both are in primary school. She joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in 2013 to benefit f...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAida lives with her son in Lukashin Village in Armavir Region, Armenia. They work hard on their farm cultivating wheat, barley and tomatoes. Aida and her son also have an o...Read their story >
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