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Fruits & VegetablesMongoliaMr.Uuganbaatar is 27 years old, and lives with his wife and a son in their Ger, a traditional nomadic yurt, in Arhangai province, Mongolia. Uuganbaatar started his family b...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaJuan lives in a rural area of the Tiraque province. He is very responsible and hard-working, and makes a living in farming with his father. Juan does not have a very good f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanMizhgona was born in 1990. She is married and has two children. Her children are little yet. She tries to provide them with all necessary things. She is a sewer. She se...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanHaleeman is a 48-year-old married woman. She has five children. She started a business selling cloth six years ago. She buys cloth of different fabrics in various colors...Read their story >
Used ClothingNicaraguaThe variety of clothes, the order, and the kindness that Alvayeriz projects in her used clothing store are what motivate customers to enter. She is a native of the city of ...Read their story >
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