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AgricultureKyrgyzstanZulkada is 52 years old, married and a mother of 3 children. Zulkada has a secondary education. In search of additional income for her family, she has been involved in anim...Read their story >
Higher education costsNicaraguaLenin is known among his friends and co-workers for his creativity, responsibility, and entrepreneurship. At the age of 30, he never misses an opportunity to keep learning...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaSreyleak is a 20-year- old married factory worker with a child. She lives in the Takeo province, Cambodia and has worked in the factory for four years. Her husband (show...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesBoliviaThe communal bank "ESTRELLAS", began in the first Pro Mujer cycle, as part of the Centro Focal de Cascada. The group comprises of eight members and is overseen by a board, ...Read their story >
PigsColombiaPerdulia lives in the countryside. She is a person with much drive and perseverance. She lives with her three children on a humble farm in a rural area of Montería. She is ...Read their story >
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