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DairyColombiaAlejandro is a young, 21 year old farmer. He is hardworking and humble, and thanks to the teachings of his parents, learned how to complete all farming work when he was a c...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsIndonesiaThis is the story of Joni, son of Samikin: Every Monday and Thursday the village officials leave the office. My father was working, and if he does not set out to the vil...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesMercedita is 59 years old, married and has one child in school. Mercedita is in the agricultural business, farming rice in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 25,000 ...Read their story >
Decorations SalesEl SalvadorMaría, 68 years old, is a seamstress. She studied up until sixth grade. She is a widow with three children. Two of them are in the United States and one is a businessperson...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaRosa is 39 years old, married, and works as a teacher of Primary School Education in Presillas. She gradually started in this profession, which has allowed her to acquire m...Read their story >
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