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FarmingArmeniaArtak lives with his nice wife and two children in the village Tsovagyugh of Gegharkunik region. He has vocational education and he likes to say if there is something about...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMary is 51 years old and has seven children. She has been a farmer for 20 years and is always said to be a very resourceful person. Even though Mary is the only one feature...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaArlex, 41, is married and has three children who he is raising with hard work and dedication. For a long time he has worked as an independent merchant in his own clothin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesParaguaySr. Lino is married to Sra. Amada. He has been selling cassava as a street merchant for several years. Lino and his wife are a hardworking couple, but above all else, the...Read their story >
ServicesTanzaniaGrace, who is in her early 30s, is single with two kids. One is still in school and the other one is still small. Grace has been running two projects, one selling charcoal ...Read their story >
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