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Food Production/SalesTajikistanAdibai is a young, married woman of 20. She lives in the southern region of Kubadiyon together with her husband's parents and one other sister-in-law. Adibai's husband left...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaMicheal is a 33-year-old man, married with two children. He deals in alcohol distilling and also earns a salary from farming. He faces a challenge of limited capital; h...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJose, aged 33, has been making a living growing vegetables for a number of years. He sells his products at the various markets near his home. With the income he obtains fro...Read their story >
ServicesEl SalvadorRene is a land surveyor. He is single and lives with his parents. His work allows him to cover his personal expenses and to help his parents financially. Rene has been i...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesNelma is 65 years old, married with two kids, and a resident of Sinuyak, Katipunan, Zamboanga Del Norte. She earns a living through farming and ginger tea vending. She has ...Read their story >
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