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FarmingMaliThe nine members of the Sinignessigui 2 Group are all married men who are, on average, 47 years old and have eight children. Most of them live in traditional families in t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYesenia is 28 years old and lives with her partner and children aged 6, 12, and 6 months. She is very tenacious and hard-working, and makes a living selling various typical...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaAlesio is 37 years old. He lives in the city of Matagalpa along with his beloved wife and son. This man is characterized as being very honorable, and above all, hard workin...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaGiovanny is a very dedicated and hard working man, a great lover of his family and very responsible with his children. 6 years ago, he completed a course in pool mainten...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesGhanaThe group Universal is composed of four persons, who reside in the same town. They are into cosmetics, provisions, soft drinks, fresh fish and plastics items. The group’s...Read their story >
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