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General StorePhilippinesLorna is 52 years old and married with five children. With one child still in school, Lorna works very hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store and has requ...Read their story >
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CafeTajikistanAzizullo is a 52-year-old resident of the J.Rumy district. He works at a public institution and his wife is a homemaker. They have six children - three sons and three daugh...Read their story >
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