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General StorePhilippinesTeofila is 47 years old and married with four children, two of whom are in school. Teofila works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippin...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorCandida is 40 years old and a single mother. She lives in her own house with her daughters, who are 24 and 15 years old. The older one works and helps her economically. ...Read their story >
CafeTajikistanThis entrepreneur by the name of Bahodur lives in the Mastchoh district of Khujand. He is 38, married, and has a university education in medicine. He worked in medicine f...Read their story >
General StoreGeorgiaLida is a 51-year-old housekeeper who lives in the city of Tbilisi. She has a husband, daughter, son and father, who gets a pension from the local government. The only brea...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNasreen is a 33-year-old married woman with three children. The man shown in the photo is Nasreen’s husband, a professional driver who provides transportation services usin...Read their story >
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