Tag Archives: Asia

Lucita Ramirez – Food Processing (Talisay, Cebu, Philippines)

Lucita is 54 years and has 3 dependents: one child and two grandchildren. Her husband, Danielo is a 43 year old businessman.The family lives in Cebu province. For the last 15 years, Lucita has been managing a dried fish business selling fish to wholesale dealers and market vendors. She employs eight workers to assist her. […]

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Samart Oeurn – Farming (Wat Kandal, Battambang Province, Cambodia)

Samart Oeurn is 45 years old. She is married with six children, aged between 29 and 5 years old. The family lives in a small village (Wat Kandal) in Battambang province, where she and her husband farm cassava and rice. Since cassava requires a year to grow and be ready for the market, they are […]

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Juanita Gata – Farming (Sta. Paz, Matalom, Leyte, Philippines)

Juanita Gata is 49 years old and has four children aged 10, 16, 19 and 28. Along with her 52 year old husband Armando, Juanita works as a rice farmer in Leyte province. In addition to rice, they also maintain banana trees and grow other fruits, all of which sold at their local public market. […]

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Aldarmonh – Retail (Hentii, Mongolia)

Aldarmonh is 27 years old and lives with his wife and son in a ‘ger’ (Mongolian home) in Hentii province. His wife Enhzaya works as a saleswoman in a local market, and his son Monh-Ermuun goes to a local kindergarten. Aldarmonh attended a mobile phone repair course in 2008 and then worked in a mobile […]

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Virak Sirok and Family – Rice threshing business (Roung Village, Chengmeanchey Commune, Cambodia)

Virak is 32 years old and married to Mrs. Chanthy (shown in the photograph). They have two children, who are aged 8 and 13 and both at school. Virak and his family live in Banon district, which is in Battambang province. They farm three hectares of land on which they grow wet season rice. To […]

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Leonardo Kadusale – Farming (Candabong, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, Philippines)

Leonardo is 55 years and has two children aged 15 and 16. He lives with his wife and family in Negros Oriental, where they farm 2 hectares of land, growing bananas and vegetables, mostly aubergine (eggplant). He also employs two workers, and sells his produce in a market 19 km away. The loan of 50,000 […]

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Vergilio Pitogo – Trader (Cebu, Philippines)

Vergilio is a 49 year old married man with four children, aged 12, 18, 22 and 27. His eldest works as a farmer while the rest are still studying at the local school in Cebu city. His wife Elenita works as a local farmer as well. Vergilio is engaged in the buying and selling of […]

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Carmelita Manuel and Family – Farming (Sap-Sap, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)

Carmelita is 52 and married with two children aged 30 and 18. She, her husband Florencio and their children work together in farming, primarily cultivating ‘Calamansi’ or ‘Calamondin’ trees. The Calamondin tree bears a small citrus fruit that is used to flavor foods and drinks, and is regularly used by households in cooking to enhance […]

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Buana – Artisan (Bali, Indonesia)

Buana grew up surrounded by handicrafts in Gianyar, a part of Bali renowed for its beautiful landscapes and artistic legacy. In 1990, he learned the crafting of silver from a friend in Celuk. Supported by his family, he continued his profession as a silversmith, focusing on uniquely-designed and crafted jewelry. He has recently been featured […]

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