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FishingPhilippinesRoberto is married with six children. For more than 21 years, he has been a fisherman who lives in Carles, Iloilo. Fishing is a lucrative business in his location but Rober...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLaura is 26 years old and has lived in her own house with her life partner and two children for the past 6 years. She is a woman who always gets ahead because her efforts ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRedelma is a local from Iloilo, Philippines. She is 49 years old and married with eleven children. Six of her children are still dependents, ranging in age fomr four to six...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPeruYsamar is a young woman with much determination to get ahead. She is single and lives in Pimentel with her family. On her own initiative she started a small business sell...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorThe young woman, whose face is not shown in the picture for being 25 years old and living at a high-risk area, has a store located at her place of residence. She has a lot ...Read their story >
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