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TransportationPeruBenito is 26 years old. He has lived in the community of Piedra Herrada, for more than 10 years. He lives in a relative's house with his wife and family. Life in the commun...Read their story >
FarmingBoliviaJulio is a 44 year old man, married and the father of one son. He makes a living off of the coca leaf. He is enterprising, gentle, modest, patient, responsible and hard wor...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAna works hard to support her family. She is married, and has a food vending business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF to purchase flour,...Read their story >
CattleColombiaFrom a very young age, Señora Karen has earned her living in agricultural work like farming and livestock production. Her father taught her these activities so that she cou...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanShoira is a salesperson, living in the Spitamen district. She is 36 years old, married and has two children. Her husband is also involved in sales. Shoira started her busin...Read their story >
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