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ServicesIndiaLili, age about 29, is an active and head-strong woman of a remotely located village named Mohara of Nuapada district of Odisha, India, one of the drought-prone regions of ...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesPurreh is 59 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed and had dependents; they are now at their adult age.
For her source of li...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesLezel is a married woman with two children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Lezel is 37 years old, and both of her children are in school. Lezel has a firewood r...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorCeferino, 53 years old, is a hard working man who has lived in his own home with his wife and their 2 children for 13 years. He is a man who wakes up very early each day to...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSantos is part of a family made up of his wife and their three children. His efforts are focused on working to provide for his family. His sources of income are running a s...Read their story >
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