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General StoreParaguayOscar lives with his partner, Mirna, and they have a teenage daughter. He is fighting to improve their qualify of life. Oscar has a store which he set up little by littl...Read their story >
Higher education costsArmeniaRobert is from Qarinj village. He lives with his wife and daughter Manush (in the photo) who is a student at Pedagogical University. Robert's son serves in the army. The fa...Read their story >
Grocery StoreCambodiaThiry-two-year-old Van is married with two young children. They are living in a rural village of Sambour district, Kratie province. Her main source of income is from operat...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaDanston's Group is formed by 10 farmers in Kakamega North District and is being represented by Danston, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 52 years old, is marri...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaDona Maria Elena, with the help of her husband and children, knows how to work her land well. She grows and later sells harvested fruits. She is applying for her seventh lo...Read their story >
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