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FishingPhilippinesJocelyn is a 40-year-old married woman and a mother of six children from Leyte, Philippines. She has been engaged in the fishing business with her husband for more than 21...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruHidelercita is a very determined person. She is 38 years old, is single, and lives in San Martin with her family. She is the mother of a young adolescent, and she has alway...Read their story >
SewingPakistanMunawwar is a 51-year-old vigorous lady who has been making clothes for many years. She sews for the people of her community and uses the income to support her entire famil...Read their story >
Used ClothingHondurasDoris is 36 years old and a single mother to two children. She lives in the municipality of Azacualpa in Santa Bárbara. For two years Doris has been working selling secondh...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanNina is 28, married, and the mother of two children. She has a high school education and is calm and dedicated by nature. She has good experience in raising livestock and p...Read their story >
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