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FarmingCambodiaA resident living in Battambang province, Chantou is 34 years old and a mother of two children. To support her family, she grows rice as a single main source of income. Thi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaLuz is 40 years old and the single mother of one son, whom she has gotten ahead with arduous work and dedication. She has worked for a long time as an independent merchant ...Read their story >
PropertyGuatemalaLife gave him the opportunity to work in the capital city. It was what he wanted, not only an open door but what lay behind it. And what he found was what he wanted to be...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaMwanaisha is a married mother of two children, who both attend school. She lives in her own house, which has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expen...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesKenyaThe person raising his hand in the photo is Godfrey, a member of the Angaza Kamiruri Youth Group. He is 38 years old, married and has three children. He runs a cosmetics sh...Read their story >
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