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FarmingCambodiaA local resident from Battambang province, Touch is 37 years old and has three children. She secures the need in her family via rice farming and her paid-working job. This ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesColombiaDairo is 29 years old and has a family composed of his spouse and two young children. To support his family he has had a small business since 2012 where he sells fruit and ...Read their story >
CattleColombiaJosé, 39, is a cattle-farmer. He always manages to find a way to overcome adversity. Now, he has a big problem, because, due to drought, he lost many heads of cattle. Faced...Read their story >
CattlePeruAugosto, age 50, is married and has six dependent children. Augusto lives with his wife and children. He says that he has very good personal references from his neighbors...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYaneth, who is 33 years old, lives with her life companion and their two daughters, ages 4 and 7. She is a tenacious woman who has earned a living for a year by offering h...Read their story >
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