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Clothing SalesPakistanSumaira is 32 year old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her one son and two daughters. Her children are students. Her husband has been running his own garment ...Read their story >
CerealsMaliBouatou is the one with his hand on the scales. He is a Malian and a merchant of grains, that is, he buys grains and stores them to be resold later (pearl millet, peanuts, ...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanIstamboy is a happy 35-year-old man. He is a married man with two children and has to educate and provide for them and care for his elderly parents. He is involved agricult...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorAdelita is 50 years old and lives with her husband in their own house. She has a small eatery and store located in her place of residence. Adelita has had her business for ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaChanna is a 24-year-old married man living in Thmor Koul district of Battambang province. He and his wife struggle to earn a living by growing rice. He also works as a poli...Read their story >
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