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FarmingPhilippinesRiza, a 34-year-old married mother of three children, one of whom is in school, has been farming rice in the Philippines for 10 years. She also earns income from a general...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorWilian is 33 years old, and he studied up to third grade. He is currently in a relationship, and his wife works in household chores, because she has to spend more time at h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElpedia is 56 years old and is married with four children. Elpedia works hard to provide for her family. She has been running a general store in the Philippines for 18 year...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanVera, 54 years old, is a widow. Her husband died in the Karabakh war. She lives in Dilagarda village in the Füzuli region with her brother’s family. They have been IDP (int...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe Group “VIACHA EN PROGRESO” will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Regional Hub of Cascada. It is comprised by eight members and is led by a board of di...Read their story >
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