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LivestockKyrgyzstanSeyitkul is 56 years old, married, has adult children and now grandchildren. Seyitkul has a specialized secondary education and, to provide additional income for his family...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCarmen is 60 years old and separated with three children. With one child still in school, Carmen works very hard to provide for them.
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FoodLebanonKhadijeh is a 42-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and four children, all of whom are attending school. She produces food at her domicile to be conser...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJr is a fisherman from Concepcion, Iloilo. He is married and has one-month-old child. Jr has been in the fishing business for more than five years now. This is the source o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesLebanonNorma is a 58-year-old widowed mother of two children who has worked as a manicurist and artisan since she was twenty two years to cover the needs and expenses of her belov...Read their story >
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