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RetailArmeniaSvetlana lives in Kapan city, Syunik region. After school, she graduated from the College of Music, but she never worked as a musician. For several years she worked at the ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaEnriqueta is 54 years old and the mother of five children ranging in age from 24 to 34 years old. She worked as a domestic employee for various families in the city but she...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorEusebia is 54 years old, and she never studied because her parents did not have the necessary resources to send her to school. Today she is married and her husband works in...Read their story >
Food MarketBoliviaThe community association "PASTORITAS" will begin their third cycle in Pro Woman, as part of Focal Center of the Andes. It is made up of 8 members and is headed by a board ...Read their story >
Spare PartsCambodiaYoeung is 57 years old. She is a married woman who has two children. She and her family live in Takeo Province, Cambodia. To make a living, she sells motorcycle spare parts...Read their story >
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