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Personal Products SalesPeruAnyela Lolita is 19 years old. She is single and lives in the district of Buenos Aires. Life in the community is peaceful and its residents work raising and selling cattle ...Read their story >
CattleColombiaMauricio from an early age was involved in activities of the fields such as agriculture and cattle raising, tasks that his father taught him for his survival. These days h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeru60-year-old Victor is a very hardworking man. He is married and lives with his family in Sayan. He has worked since he was very young to support his wife and 6 children. T...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaAne is 50 years old and married with six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she sells in her community or at the market. She has bee...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Benkadi 4 group are married women with an average age of 32 and, on average, 4 children. They all live in traditional families in Moribila-Konosso, on...Read their story >
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