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Internet CafePalestineSa'ebis is 25 years old and lives with his family in Gaza. He completed his education at the secondary stage. This year, he started his own Internet coffee shop busines...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaKhuntabhuyan Self Help Group has nine members who are all from the same neighborhood. The lady standing with her hand raised is Kausalya, the leader of the group. Kausalya ...Read their story >
General StoreIndonesiaMarthen is a 45-year-old man who is married to Rosalina, a 43-year-old teacher. They have been blessed with 4 children: Anista is 12-year-old junior high school student, Uc...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaBat-Amgalan is 29 years old and lives with his wife and children in Kherlen, the easternmost town of Mongolia. He has been working for seven yeares at a power station and h...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaNehemiah is a member of this group in Lugari District. He is pictured here in a group of 5 One Acre Fund group leader farmers, who together represent a total of 57 individ...Read their story >
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