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General StorePakistanHaleema is 41 years old, a married lady, and is running a small general store in her community. She has been doing this work for many years. She offers a variety of grocer...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaShoghik is an experienced agronomist from the Aygavan village in the Ararat region. She lives with her husband, parents-in-law, sister-in-law, and three sons.The whole fami...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAisalkyn is 51 years old and divorced. She has two children of school age. Aisalkyn has a higher education. She as the deputy director in a school, and also engages in agri...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaCarmen is the mother of six children between 15 and 22 years old. Aside from her family, she's dedicated her time to agriculture for more than 15 years. She learned this bu...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé, 27, is in a relationship and has three children aged 3, 8 and 13. Two of them go to school. He could only study up to the third grade of primary school, when he had t...Read their story >
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