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HardwareNicaraguaReyanaldo is a hard-working man who is dedicated to his hardware store, which he runs with his wife. This provides them with their sole source of income to bring up their ...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanHilol lives with her family in a rural area. She is widowed and has 4 children. Hilol is the only provider for her children and works hard from early morning until lat...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesAdelfa is juggling her business responsibilities with supervising the renovation of her family's home. Adelfa hopes to live comfortably, with a house of good roofing and wi...Read their story >
Home Products SalesMexicoGabriela is very cheerful. She is 29 years old and lives with her common-law husband, Rodolfo. They have two small children who are not old enough to attend school yet. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMerlita is 37 years old and married with five children. With three children currently in school, she works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Ph...Read their story >
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