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FishingPhilippinesLolita is 63 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed with four children who are now adults. Lolita is engaged in fishing activity particu...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJosephine, 47 years old, is married to Christopher and supports a family of 6 members. She has been practicing small scale farming for the last 7 years earning an incom...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruAnilu is 25 with a partner and two children. She lives with her family in a rural area in the Cayaltí district which is in the Chiclayo Province of the Lambayeque region on...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesTajikistanSadokat was born into a family of farmers. She is 31 years old. She is unmarried. She lives together with her mother and sister. Sadokat is a very cheerful woman, and respe...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMohammad, who is from Irbid, is 23 years old and single. Mohammad is studying tourism management. He is working as a waiter while going to school to cover his daily expens...Read their story >
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