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FarmingCambodiaRaksmey lives in a rural area of the Bakan district of Pursat province; she is 29 years old and married with one son. To make a living, she has been growing rice and workin...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanThis is Gulmona. She is 56 years old and lives in the Khuroson region of the Republic of Tajikistan. Gulmona is married, and her 25 year old son and his 20 year old wife ...Read their story >
TransportationPeruTeiber is 28 years old, is single, and lives with his parents. He lives in the district of Pucará, which is a medium sized district with aspirations for growth. The princi...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaKim Sreang is from a rural village in the Tbaung Khmum district of Kampong Cham province. A 48-year-old widowed mother of six children, four of whom are dependent on her, s...Read their story >
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