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Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorMaría, age 42, has worked for the past ten years selling potatoes. Her business is located in the market near her home. She lives in her own home with her husband, who he...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMariluz, 31, lives in a humble house which belongs to her and her husband. They live with their four children. She is an enterprising woman who earns a living through...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Benkadi 5 group are married women who on average are 42 years old with three children, all living in traditional families in Kolomosso, one of the vi...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPakistanUzma is a 36-year-old married woman and the mother of four children. She owns a beauty parlor in partnership with an expert in hair styling and cutting. She is an exper...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesSarah is 55 years old and has an only child. Her husband is a motorcycle driver. She helps him in their transportation business while she is engaged in retailing cosmetics....Read their story >
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