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General StoreEl SalvadorThe young lady whose face has been pixelated since she is 25 years old and lives in a high-risk area, has had a store at her place of residence for 5 years. She has a lot ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruSandra is a young, single woman, age 22. She is always worrying about the wellbeing of her family. She works as a saleslady in an appliance store in her hometown, Ica. H...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmerenciana is driven by a passion for selling. At the age of 62 and married in Tudela, Misamis Occidental, she runs a store that primarily supports her family. Everyday sh...Read their story >
RetailTajikistanMunira was born in 1962. She is a conscientious and cheerful woman and the caring mother of 2 children. She has been running her own business purchasing scarves wholesale...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaOriginally from a rural village of the Moung Russey District where crop farming is a common way to earn a living, Soern, 48, is married with six children. She and her husba...Read their story >
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