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Wedding ExpensesTajikistanMamura lives in the city of Istaravshan. She is 28 years old. In this photo she is captured next to the tanur (baking oven) while baking flatbred for her family. Mamura...Read their story >
FlowersGuatemalaThe person in charge of this group is Emilio, who makes a living growing and selling flowers, such as gladiolas, carnations, roses of the first and second grades, and some ...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanIdona is 18 years old. She is a hardworking and smart girl. She is not married and lives with her parents. She decided to start a new business with buying and selling f...Read their story >
FlowersPhilippinesEvangeline finds pleasure in doing her gardening activities. Not only is gardening her hobby, but she earns an income doing it, as well. At the age of 57 and married, she b...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaPictured above is Doris, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. She is 25 years old and, as a group leader, she is representing her group of 10 farmers in ...Read their story >
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