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EmbroideryIndiaJayanthi is a 33 years old woman who lives in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. She stays with her family with two children and her husband. Jayanthi had been engaged in dai...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría, 4, lives very happily with her husband and her son (3 years old) in their own humble home. María is a very hardworking woman who wants to get ahead in order to give ...Read their story >
AgricultureAzerbaijanMubariz is 37 year old, married and a refugee. He has 2 daughters. He is a farmer and doesn’t earn a good income as his wife doesn’t work. He is a hardworking and respec...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMa. Morena is 42 years old and married with five children, two of them are still in school, Ma. Morena works very hard to provide for them. Ma. Morena runs a general store...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaría, 71 years old, is a homemaker, went to school up to the fifth grade, and didn't continue her education due to the lack of economic resources. She got married and with...Read their story >
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