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SewingColombiaLuz is the head of her household. She is very hard-working and preoccupied with the future of her 14-year-old daughter. Mother and daughter live alone and Luz is able to ...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThis Danaya group consists of five women who are all married and mostly live in polygamous households. They have an average age of 43 and 5 children. They all live in Bad...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesRebecca works hard to support her family. She is married and has a business making dried fish in the Philippines. Rebecca has been in this business for 35 years. Rebecca...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaGeresomu lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is aged 44, married, and has nine children and seven of them attend school. He owns a produce store where he sells mainly maize, and...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaA little more than a year ago, the walls in Angelita’s house were made of zinc metal. Now, at 34, she has been able to change some of them out for solid walls, all thanks ...Read their story >
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