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FishingPhilippinesAdela is a 48-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Iloilo, Philippines. She has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for more than ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorThis 28 year old young man’s image has been pixelated because he lives in a high risk area. He has been selling meet and dairy livestock for five years in the markets near...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarcia is 28 years old. She studied up until high school. She is married and her husband works at a hardware store. She has 2 children who aren't in school yet because they...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasThe young man Oscar Daniel is 27 years old and lives in his own home with his parents. He has worked for the past 10 years selling groceries in a general store. He lives ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHelen, 33 years old, is married and has three children who are in school. Helen works very hard to provide for them. For the past 3 years, Helen has run a general store in ...Read their story >
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