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Construction SuppliesBoliviaRuben, 30, lives with his spouse and has a small son only five months old. He makes a living selling stucco. He is a good father and a great listener, and also generous, c...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanMatluba is 46 years old, is married, and has three children. She owns a clothing store, which is based in the local market. There, she offers a variety of women's and child...Read their story >
AgricultureBurkina FasoInoussa is the representative of the 'Namalgzanga de Rollo' Group. He is married but doesn't have any children, although he is financially responsible for two people. I...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaMedren is a twenty-eight-year-old married woman, with four children, living in Bundibugyo-Uganda. She has a retail shop in Bundibugyo where she sells general merchandise. S...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaManira is from Hovit village, Shirak region. She lives with her family (husband and two children) and her brother-in-law and his wife. Manira is involved in agriculture...Read their story >
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