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FarmingPeruFredy is a very hardworking person. He is 32 years old and married; he lives in San Martin with his family. He has two young children who are his biggest motivation in life...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Benkadi 4 group are married women who on average are 42 years old with six children, and live for the most part in traditional families in Lobowara, ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaAmos is a single man. He describes himself as committed. He operates a retail business where he sells jikos (stoves), boxes and other items. He has been involved in this bu...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNicolasa is 41 years old. She lives in her own house with her life's companion and their 3 daughters, aged 16, 13 and 6. She is an enterprising woman who earns her living s...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPeruWilly is a hardworking individual. He is 27 years old and lives with his family in Cañete. Willy has two wonderful children and a wife who supports him unconditionally. ...Read their story >
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