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FarmingTajikistanMunira sews wonderful national Tajik women's dresses. She is a 27-year-old woman who is married and has four children. Her husband is a kind man who tries to help her with ...Read their story >
Personal Medical ExpensesTajikistanUmeda is a hardworking woman. She was born in 1991 in the northern part of Tajikistan. She lives in a rural area. She is married. Her husband is an emigrant. She has one ch...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMary is a married woman with 3 children. She describes herself as a risk taker and operates a retail business to sell maize flour, soap, bread, salt, mandazi, and other ite...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Lý operates a food stall/restaurant selling vegetables. Lý has been involved in this business for three years. Lý is 30 years old and she is married with two childr...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorJavier is a 31 year old man who saw the need to have additional income for his household so he decided to start up a corner store business which sells varied products. He ...Read their story >
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