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FarmingKenyaLilian, 32 years old, is often described as a very hardworking individual. She has 3 children and is married. As a group leader, Lilian is representing her group of 16 farm...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaDuotha, 25 years old, lives in a rural area of Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. He is a garment factory worker with a daily salary of USD 5.00. His wife, Sokhim, is a garme...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruAntonio is 64 years old and lives with his spouse in their own house made of rustic materials in the village of Nueva Alianza, an area with a warm climate, which has all th...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesZenaida is 46 years old and lives in Casul, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children. Zenaida is engaged in fish vending, because her husband i...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaTabu is a married woman; she has four children, all of whom attend school. Tabu owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are...Read their story >
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