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CattleGeorgiaMediko is 53 years old who lives with her brother in the Tskaltubo district. Her brother has a retirement pension. Mediko runs an agricultural business. In particular...Read their story >
Used ClothingSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 29-year-old Abu from OIC Ropolo, Manager, Freetown. He is married with three children and started his business to be self-reliant. Abu...Read their story >
Grocery StoreVietnamQuynh is a young and dynamic woman who is 35 years old. She lives in a small village of Dong Anh. She has one son and one daughter, who are currently studying at secondary ...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodMaliMade up of five women, the Sikikadi group's members are all married in monogamous households. On average, they are 35 years old and have four children. They all live in Oue...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaEntrepreneurial and hardworking, these are the words that describe Julio Cesar, who from eight years old, worked with his father on the farm planting beans. At the same tim...Read their story >
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