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Food StallBoliviaDue to problems with her health, Raquel has changed her work. She left her clothing sales business to her sister, and opened a food sales stall just outside her home. She i...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasTomas, age 66, lives with his wife, two children, and two grandchildren in a village in the Intibucá municipality. Tomas has worked in agriculture ever since he was little...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 38 years old. She is a single mother and lives in her own home together with her family which is made up of her two children, ages 18 and 16 who are studying thanks...Read their story >
Soft DrinksColombiaOlga's life was radically changed three years ago when she started her business. She is 54 years old and is the mother of four adult children. She lives in an area that has...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanRaihan, 57, is married. She is a happy mother of four children. She has a high school degree and earns her living by breeding livestock and cultivating land. She has been d...Read their story >
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