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PigsCambodiaSokun is 30 years old and a married mother blessed with one kid. For the sake of her entire family, she sells clothes and raises pigs as the main source of income. It is th...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaGladys, 31 years old, is a single mother of 4 children for whom she has been working hard with much sacrifice to get ahead. She must work very arduous hours in order to ear...Read their story >
Food MarketNicaraguaThis group is composed of three members, one of which is Julia. Julia is a 60-year-old woman who is married and has three children. For several years, she has run her busin...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesMary is 60 years old, married, and has four adult children. She is involved in hog-raising business to help her husband generate income. They reside in a rural community an...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasAt the age of 53, Bertila hasn't stopped dreaming big or believing that as long as you have your health you've got a chance. She thanks God every day for this and throughou...Read their story >
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