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General StoreEl SalvadorEnma is 51 years old, and she studied in school through the fourth grade. She is a single mother with two children that live with her, buy she only supports one of them. ...Read their story >
Electronics RepairColombiaAt 61 years old, Manuel works repairing appliances from his house, a means by which he's been able to sustain himself and get ahead. He wishes to open his first storefront,...Read their story >
CerealsMaliSaly, aged 35, is a woman married to a peasant farmer. She is the mother of one boy, aged 13, who is in school. Saly is the woman sitting in the photo. After ten years of o...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanAhmadjon is a strong young man. He was born in southern Tajikistan in 1995 and lives in a remote district with his parents.
Ahmadjon is a second-year medical student...Read their story >
RetailEl Salvador32-year-old Patricia lives in her own home with her two daughters, aged 7 and 12. She is a single mother who is devoted to looking after her daughters with the greatest car...Read their story >
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