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FarmingCambodiaAged 61 years, Kimang is married and lives with her family in a rural area located in the Tbaung Khmum district of the Kampong Cham province. She is a mother of two childre...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesArmelita is 55 years old, married, and has four children. Three of her children are in school. She is in the agricultural business, raising pigs in the Philippines. Arme...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJulio is 56 years old. He is married and has a son who doesn't live with him now. His spouse has a small store where she serves her customers. Julio has worked in agric...Read their story >
BakeryColombiaLisandro is a very resourceful and creative person who takes all of his knowledge and looks for ways to apply it. During his life he has become very skilled at making bake...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueFátima is 43 years old and married. She has three children, two of whom attend primary and secondary school respectively. She's a laundress and lives with her husband in a ...Read their story >
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