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LivestockEl SalvadorJosé is 52 years old. He didn't go to school. He is single but has four children from a previous marriage and always helps his children with their school expenses and food....Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesIluminada is a native of Badian, Cebu. She is 69 years old. In spite of her age, Iluminada works hard to earn a living and support herself and her husband. She continues to...Read their story >
LivestockMaliYaya is the man holding the ram by the horn in the photo. Yaya is from Mali. He didn't receive an education growing up. He is a 36-year-old married father to nine children,...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnita is 47 years old and married with five children. One of her children is in school.
Anita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in t...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorElsis is 27 years old and studied nursing at university. She has a partner – a mechanic at an auto-repair shop – and one son. Elsis has been working as a nurse at a priv...Read their story >
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