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FarmingArmeniaHamest is a 30-year-old, self-employed woman from Noramarg village in the Ararat region of Armenia. She lives with her husband, her father and her 1-year-old daughter.
FarmingIndiaBakani is a 47-year-old lady. She has two children, both of whom are in school. Her family lives in a village in the Jajpur District in Odisha, India. She and her husband e...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweJoyce is 27 years old and a mother of two children living in Buhera, Zimbabwe. She is currently volunteering as a Camfed Learner Guide, offering life skills education to lo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarina, 37, only studied first grade, not because she didn't have the chance to continue studying but because she didn't want to. She is now married and has 4 children, 3 o...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosé, 47 years old, works raising cattle. In addition to this, he also grows corn. With what he earns from his sales, he manages to pay the expenses that come up in his ho...Read their story >
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