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TaxiAzerbaijanAli is a young man, 32 years of age. He is married and the father of two young children. He lives with his parents. His family depends only on him. Now he is unemployed. ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaSusanna is a farmer from the Sardarapat village of the Armavir region. Susanna works at a local village school as a teacher of physical culture. She is engaged in plant...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLelanie is 40 years old and married with five children. Four of her children are in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Lelanie has a fishing business in th...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanIsmayil is 33 years old and lives in the Baku region with his family. He is married but doesn't have any children yet. His wife is a housewife and Ismayil is a taxi driver....Read their story >
General StoreKenyaHaron is a 21-year-old single man who has been operating a retail shop for two years, earning himself an income of KES 10,000 at the end of every month. Haron was intr...Read their story >
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