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FarmingCambodiaChamroen is 29 years old and married with two children. He lives in a rural village of the Kandal Stoeng district of Kandal Province, where crop farming a common way to mak...Read their story >
AgricultureArmeniaRoza is engaged in farming and animal husbandry to earn an income. She lives in the village of Gandzaqar in the Tavush region with her husband, her mother, two sons, and tw...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruJuan is a young entrepreneur who is 22 year old, single and living in Camana with his family. He is currently studying to have a professional career in computer sciences, b...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaRamiro lives and works in Corani. He is 20 years old, single and economically independent. He has worked as a farmer for the past 3 years. He cultivates his own 3 hecta...Read their story >
ClothingMaliAll the four women of the Bedriyasso Group are married into monogamous households. They are, on average, 27 years old, have three children and live in Kanadjiguila in the ...Read their story >
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