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CattleEl SalvadorThe young man whose face has been pixelated in the picture because he is 26 years old and lives in a high risk zone, has for various years worked caring for milk cows (prod...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulayim is 47 years old and married. She and her husband are bringing up six children, all of preschool and school age. Gulayim has received secondary education. It is very...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaDoña María Salome continues her business of selling food at night. This is her only source of income, which allows her to maintain the education of her young daughter who ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSadia: She is a friendly woman, originally from Puerto Cabezas. She is 45 years old and married. She has four children: three are older and independent and the youngest, wh...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVardan lives in the frontier village Sevkar, in Tavush region. This region is very common for sheep breeding and Vardan’s family is also engaged in this business. All of hi...Read their story >
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