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AgricultureEl SalvadorFredys is 43 years old. He studied until the third grade. He is married. His wife is dedicated to household duties. They have four children. Only two of them attend school...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayJuan is a fourth-year student who is obtaining a law degree. He lives with his parents. His future goal is to establish his own law practice and develop the necessary ski...Read their story >
Animal SalesEcuadorThe Communal Bank “Trinidad” consists of eight women who live in the surrounding neighborhoods of Turi Parish in the city of Cuenca. This parish is considered to be the va...Read their story >
Food StallPeruBlanca is 43 years old, married and has two children. They live with her in a rented house made of solid materials. She sells food goods wholesale and retail in a stall at ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMarleny is 43 years old, and she is in a relationship. She has only studied up to third grade. Her life companion works in agriculture. She has 3 children who are now grown...Read their story >
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