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DairyEcuadorLidia, at age 50, is single and has six daughters, four of whom still live at home and attend school on the weekends. The other two are on their own now. Lidia works as a...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanMurodgul comes from the town of Danghara. She is a kind and sociable 42-year-old woman who is married and the mother of two daughters (ages 17 and 16) and a 14-year-old so...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSanta Rosa del Peñón is a beautiful and enchanting municipality located in the department of León, where there exist different entrepreneurial activities. Adilia del Ca...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasPablo, 49, is married and has eight children. He lives in the village of Intibucá with his wife and six of his children. He has always worked in agriculture with his fami...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Becoro II group are married women, who average 32 years of age with five children each; they all live in polygamous families in Dianicoro, one of the...Read their story >
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