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Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamHiền operates a food stall/restaurant selling shrimp. She is 46 years old and she is married with 2 children. She lives and works in Quang Xuong district, a rural area in T...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosevelita works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 6 years now. She reque...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorFor the past several years Noe, who is 44-years old, has had a "tortillería" (a tortilla shop). His wife helps him with making the tortillas, and the business is set up in...Read their story >
RestaurantPhilippinesCecilia is a fifty-four year old married woman and a mother of five grown up children from Concepcion, Iloilo in the Philippines. She has been engaged in food sales for mor...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe members of the 'Ondogou Da 7' Group are all married women who are, on average, 46 years and have five children. They all live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, the...Read their story >
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