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PigsColombiaJhon is a 38 years old married man who has two children, a boy who is 15 and a daughter who is 14; his whole family live in the municipality of Bello in the north of Medell...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of seven children, Alejandra works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income fro...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaThis woman lives in Tsovazard Village of the Gegharkunik region and her name is Azatuhi (in Armenian her name means freedom). She lives here with her husband and smallest s...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesImelda is a married woman from Ormoc, Leyte. She has three children ages 12, 13 and 17. She is raising hogs for an income so she can help the needs of her family. She pl...Read their story >
Higher education costsPalestineMohammad is a 22-years-old single young man from Tubas, a small village near Jenin city. His father works as a farmer where he gets a low and unstable income. This income b...Read their story >
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