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LivestockKyrgyzstanLabar is 50 years old and married. She is raising seven children; her two oldest daughters are already married. She has a secondary education and she has been involved in...Read their story >
FoodColombiaTomas is a free, happy, fresh, fun-loving man who likes to enjoy a beer with his friends and a good dance. He is a humble person who works independently selling food that ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLiving in a rural village of the Kampong Cham province, Voern is 29 years old. She is a mother of three dependent children, two of whom are in school and other one is too y...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamAnh is 51 years old and married with one daughter. She lives with her family in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is a sculptor. Anh has been running a food st...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorThe young man whose face is blurred is 29 years old and lives in a high risk area. He's earned his living growing corn and beans for five years; he also works as an assista...Read their story >
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