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LivestockKyrgyzstanTazagul is 34 years old, married, and she has three children. She has been involved in animal husbandry for many years already. Thanks to her very hard work and constant ...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaPhat is a 61-year-old widowed rice farmer and a mother of an only child in her care. So far she has been cultivating rice for over 30 years. Her child is 23 years old a...Read their story >
Personal Medical ExpensesLebanonMaysaa is a 26-year-old divorced lady, who has been working as a secretary in a reputable company since 2011. Maysaa proved to be an employee in good, and is working hard t...Read their story >
ClothingColombiaFlor is a 38 year old woman committed to taking care of her house and raising two children. Being a woman of low resources she was looking for an alternative to make money ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreParaguaySeñor Demetrio is 67 years old, and he is married to Señora Basilisia, age 65. They have three children, now grown and independent, whom they were able to raise by working ...Read their story >
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