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CattleEcuadorSegundo is 46 years old, married, and has 4 children. He belongs to the service point Yana Yacu, where members work in agriculture and live in the Guaranda Pucarapamba comm...Read their story >
TaxiPakistanMussarat is a responsible mother of four children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing transport facilities by driving a taxi for the past eig...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLucita is 43 years old, married with two children. Lucita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines, and she has requested a PHP ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorAna, 48, is married and has 2 children. She has a 2nd grade education and her husband sells clothing. Ana is a homemaker and she helps her husband sell clothing. Previou...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaJohn is a married male with 4 children, 3 of whom are attending school in Kasese, Uganda. He is a member of Twekambe Kogere United group, living in Kasese, Uganda. He deals...Read their story >
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