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Cosmetics SalesIndiaLakshmi is a very dynamic, enterprising, and tenacious woman. She is 42 years old and has two children who are dependent on Lakshmi. Lakshmi's husband is unable to do any w...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 40 years old and lives in her own home with her spouse and their 3 children: 2 boys of 15 and 12 years and a girl of 8 years. She makes a living through her business...Read their story >
DairyKenyaAs the father of two children, the great desire to see them all grow up to be professionals is what fills Hillary with enthusiasm and inspiration. Hillary is 30 years old a...Read their story >
CattleUgandaDeus comes from Kitwe in Ibanda town. He is married with six children who are all in school. He deals in cattle fattening as his main source of income. Deus is also a p...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesPaquito has always been enthusiastic about farming. He has cultivated his rice land in Aloran and has yielded good earnings doing this type of work. Recently, he applie...Read their story >
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