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Personal Medical ExpensesTajikistanYusuf was born in a northern part of Tajikistan in a family of farmers. He is living in a village with his family. He is married and is an agrarian. He keeps and sells live...Read their story >
AgricultureCongo (Dem. Rep.)SInce 1998, Shebe and his wife Espérance work as farmers, with the help of their relatives. They grow rice because this is what everyone in their village does.They say th...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesBenjamin is 66 years old, married and has four children. He wanted to earn an income for his family so he engaged in cassava production and also to utilize his land to beco...Read their story >
Education providerUnited StatesJenny was born and raised in Florida and has been running her CPR training business for two months. She was inspired to run a business dedicated to offering CPR training af...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaLydia is 36 years old and lives in the town of Hoima, which is in the Hoima region of Uganda. She is single and has one child, who is currently in school. For the past th...Read their story >
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