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FarmingMaliThe ten member of the group WEYETIE 1 are married women, who average 37 years of age and four children each. The women live in traditional families in KOROMOROSSO, a villag...Read their story >
AgricultureEl Salvador50-year old Orlando lives in his own house with his wife and children. He earns his living growing maize. When the harvest is ready, he sells it locally, and the money he r...Read their story >
Butcher ShopTanzaniaAlex, who is in his late 20’s, is married with one small child. He has been running a butcher shop business since 2013. He works from 2 A.M. until 9 P.M. daily and is able...Read their story >
Metal ShopColombiaCesar lives with his wife in the La Dorada municipality in a house full of love and care for their children. He works in everything related to soldering and heavy machin...Read their story >
Food MarketNicaraguaJeri Antonia is 21 years old. She lives with a partner and has a two-year-old son she is responsible for. She is a native of Chinandega, which is in the west of the country...Read their story >
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