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RetailAzerbaijanMaharram is 39-years-old, married and has three children. They live in the Baku region but Maharram is an IDP (Internally Displaced Person) from Djabrayil city. His wife is...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaAnahit is a self-employed woman from the Sariar village of the Shirak region. She lives there with her parents and two children (one son and one daughter). Anahit's other s...Read their story >
Higher education costsIndiaManorama is a married woman living with her husband and two children in Jagannath Vihar, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The member standing first from the left with...Read their story >
RetailSenegalThis group of four women belongs to the banc villageois created on December 12, 2009. The group members live in the same village and nearby. They show a spirit of solidarit...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCelia is 51 years old and married with three children, one of whom is in school. Celia works very hard to provide for them. Celia runs a general store in the Philippines...Read their story >
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