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CattleTajikistanThe woman in the picture is named Saylonby. She is a 56-year-old widow. Saylonby is the mother of four children. One of her sons lives and works in the Russian Federation. ...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesDesideria is married with four children. Desideria is 56 years old, and lives in Nazareth, Buenavista, Pagadian City. Desideria sells food such as viands to earn for a l...Read their story >
FishingColombiaRubian joined the fishing sector four years ago, where he saw a great opportunity to generate income and be independent. Since then he has performed this profession. As ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorPedro, 64 years old, works in agriculture and animal husbandry. He grew up with his parents who taught him this work and which he has done for more than 50 years. His famil...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarta is 45 years old. She lives with her life partner, her daughter, and two grandchildren, ages 2 and 6. She is a very hardworking woman who earns a living selling tortil...Read their story >
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