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VehicleEl SalvadorFrancis, age 29, has a high school education. She is married, and he husband works as a driver. They do not have children. Francis is dependent upon her husband’s income...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThe person raising her hand in the photo is Grace, a member of Setkobor Tuiyobet women group. She is fifty-four years old, married and blessed with five children. Grace ...Read their story >
PoultryColombiaJose is a person who has had to overcome many obstacles in life. Nevertheless, he has always had the strength to overcome them and move forward, together with his children....Read their story >
TransportationPeruAmado is 48 years old, married, and has 8 children. He lives with his family in a rural zone of Oyotún district, located in Chiclayo province, Labayeque region, on the nort...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesEvelyn, a fish vendor from Concepcion, Iloilo, is 37 years old, married and has five children. Evelyn has been in the fish vending business for more than five years now. Sh...Read their story >
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