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Home AppliancesTajikistanThis is Firuzakhon. She is a very sweet, kind, polite, and courteous resident of the city of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. She is a faithful wife and the mother of t...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesVergie is 53 years old and married with three children. She resides at Oroquieta City with her family. She owns and operates a service-based business, providing transportat...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRodriga is a 39-year-old married woman residing in Leyte, Philippines. She has one dependent. Rodriga has a small sari-sari or retail store in which she sells different kin...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorBlanca, age 39, lives in her own house with her family. For six years she has had a small store at her house. She has a lot of customers because of the good prices and th...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorGonzalo, age 61, went to school through the sixth grade. This is because his father died, and he could no longer continue at school. He had to help his mother with the ho...Read their story >
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