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FarmingPakistanKaramat is 56 years old farmer from Bhudary a village in Gujranwala, Pakistan. He didn't have the opportunity to continue in school. He is married and has three children, h...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaFred deals in growing and selling of cocoa which he has practiced for 6 years. He lives in Bundibugyo Uganda. He earns additional income from his cocoa gardens. He works ha...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanNovruz is 22 years old, single, and a gardener. He is a refugee and lives with his parents in IDP settlement. The main source of income for his family is raising and sellin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueRanito was born in Massinga in the province of Inhambane. He is 32 years old and lives with his partner. They have four young children who are all in school, and Ranito als...Read their story >
FarmingColombiaAlfredo is 52 years old and is the father of 4; he lives in the municipality of San Antonio de Urabá in the northwest of Antioquia which had been a place where the Colombia...Read their story >
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