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ConstructionNicaraguaJose Javier is 31 years old. He is married, and his children are young. He works for the Juigalpa Municipal Government as an inventory manager where he controls the entranc...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSantiago lives with his wife and son, and supports his family by buying and selling livestock. Santiago's parents taught him to care for a herd, and he's managed his own li...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaClaudine is 37 years old. She is married with five children aged between 8 months and 9 years. Three of her children go to school. She is a farmer and she has been producin...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorManna continues to sell pupusas (stuffed tortillas) and her store is generating income to cover all of her financial commitments. She says that it is thanks to good investm...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanTalat bibi is a 45 year old woman, living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her 4 children. Her husband has been working in a public sector organization for many years. He is r...Read their story >
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