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General StorePhilippinesElla is 63 years old and married with three children. Ella works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 15,0...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanAllahverdi is 49 years old and has been married for 18 years. His family is from the Fuzuli region and they live in a refugee hostel. Allahverdi’s family has been an IDP (...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesErlie is 29 years old. She is married and has four children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a charcoal business in the Philippines and requested a PHP ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorDora is 32 she old and lives with her family in her own house. She has a small business located at her house. She has a lot of clients for the variety of products that she ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFlocerfida is 60 years old and married with five children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 17,000 ...Read their story >
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