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Construction SuppliesSierra LeoneThis is 40 year-old Santigie S. He is married, and has four children aged 17, 13, 11 and 8 years. All are school-going children. In 2003, Santigie S. established his c...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJuan is a 34 year old farmer who has the privilege of working every day in a beautiful field where he has an enviable view, so spectacular that it makes him love nature mor...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanAmina, 44, is a married woman; she has been buying and selling animals for many years. She buys animals (baby goats & calves) at low prices, brings them up and then sells t...Read their story >
RestaurantPakistanHadayat Ali is 58-year-old married man, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. He is the father of four sons and five daughters. He is a very hard working and honest p...Read their story >
ConstructionPakistanShazia is a 34-year-old married woman and a mother of five children. Her husband (the man shown in the picture) deals in a construction business, which is the major source ...Read their story >
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