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Grocery StoreHonduras1. Mercys is a very enterprising person who lives with her husband and children in a community in southern Honduras. For over 5 years, her business has been a grocery store...Read their story >
ClothingEl SalvadorEudis, age 35, is going to school and is in the ninth grade. She is doing this because when she was single she did not have a lot of opportunities to go to school. She is...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesHardworking mother best describes Julieta, 32 years old, residing in the municipality of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. The wage that her husband gets isn’t e...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA local resident from Kampong Cham province, Sam Ath is a 33-year-old local farmer who makes a living via rice cropping on a two-hectare area. She has been involved in the ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMarcela is 55 years old with six children. Marcela personally sells the catch from their fishing boat in nearby municipalities. Since she became a member of Paglaum MPC,...Read their story >
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