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General StoreEl SalvadorSantos, who is 37 years old, went to school through third grade, since her parents lacked the economic resources to cover school expenses. She is the single mother of two c...Read their story >
DairyKenyaThis is John. He is a dairy farmer in Awasi, Kisumu, Kenya. He developed a passion for cows from his father who reared indigenous cattle. The cows produced milk that he sol...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThe four women of the Benkadi group all live in traditional families. They are 46 years old on average and have 4 children each. They all live in the Sido Sonikoura quarter...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicensePeruSebastian is 69 years old, his marital status is single, he lives in the district of Morropon, is native to the area and lives in his own home with his family. Life in the ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAlvard lives in Nizami village with her husband and 19-year-old daughter. On their farm, Alvard keeps two cows, two calves and hens. She also owns two greenhouses where...Read their story >
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