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RetailColombiaMartha is 47 years old. She is an independent merchant who has managed to provide her family with well being through the alliance she has with a company specializing in cat...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodColombiaEsteban is 25 years old. He has a beautiful 6-year-old daughter, who has become his motivation to continue fighting and to move forward. He lives in Montería, the city wher...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMelchora lives in Ormoc, Leyte together with her husband and three children ages 3, 5 and 8. She is in the business of hog raising for three years now. Melchora gives her ...Read their story >
BakeryArmeniaAnahit is from Dalar village and is the mother of two children: a son and a daughter. Anahit's daughter is married and lives separately with her family in a nearby village....Read their story >
Butcher ShopKenyaAlima is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She has operated a but...Read their story >
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