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AgricultureSamoaRosa is a 37 years old with a partner for 3 years with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows cabbages and beans to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 y...Read their story >
RetailKenyaGetrude is married and has 2 children. She describes herself to be goal-oriented. For the past 3 years, Getrude has operated a retail business where she prints designs on s...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaJosé is 55 years old and works with his wife in a general store that the couple opened in their home a short while ago. The shop has allowed the couple to move forward and ...Read their story >
Personal Medical ExpensesPhilippinesLucia is 81 years old, widowed and lives in Layawan, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. She is a pensioner-member of Paglaum MPC. She maintains her records of good standin...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaWhen you look at Monica, she is a true definition of a hard worker. She is a small-scale farmer from Nandihills, a rural town known for dairy farming. Monica has a husband,...Read their story >
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