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Animal SalesTajikistanParvina is a married woman and a mother, aged 35. Her husband, like many men in this district and village, left his family to work abroad in order to feed his wife and chil...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesUgandaJames is 40 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has five children, who are all currently in school. For the past 10 ye...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaDenis is a 28-year-old married man with three children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. Denis is a farmer growing bananas, maize and rice. He is faced with challenges of ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMaria is 57 years old and lives at home with her family group, she earns a living mainly from agriculture, she has cultivated maize for 15 years. When her harvest is ready...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonZeinab is a 57-year-old Lebanese widow woman living with her children. One of her children works together with Zeinab to fulfill their needs. She has spent fifteen years wo...Read their story >
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