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Fruits & VegetablesColombiaLeonardo is a humble worker, resident of the municipality of Sincelejo, with a life full of dreams, hopes, and the best desires for his family. He is the father of 4 childr...Read their story >
LivestockUgandaJames is a hardworking married man living in Kamwenge Uganda. He deals in livestock where he rears cows for fattening as his main source of income and in addition runs a re...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueHortencia is 33 years old, married and a mother to two children who go to primary school. As well as her two children, Hortencia lives with her niece who works. With th...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesUgandaIriya is 28 years old and married with three children, and he lives in Kasese, Uganda. He is a hardworking and honest person. He is a teacher by profession and has been...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVladimir is a framer who lives with his family in the city of Sevan in Gegharkunik region. Vladimir is 57 years old. He has a daughter (she works at the beauty salon) and h...Read their story >
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