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FarmingMaliThe members of the Dianou A Group are all married women who are, on average, 29 years old and have three children. They live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, the fift...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueCarlos is 36 years old and is married with four children, two of whom are in elementary school and two of whom are too young to be in school yet. In addition to his family,...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLuciano is a married man, and a father of two grown up children, from Leyte, Philippines. Luciano and his wife own a small sari-sari or retail store business selling va...Read their story >
CateringColombiaFrom a young age, Ana learned how to cook and her good seasoning has allowed her to maintain a restaurant business since 1994, which was opened on this day. When she starte...Read their story >
VehicleNicaraguaJuvencia is a native of the Achuapa municipality where she has lived all her life. She is 47 years old, married, mother of a son of school age. She has worked as a primary ...Read their story >
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