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CerealsUgandaSwaleh lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is married and has five children of ages ranging from 28 to 10 years. Two attend school. He deals in produce, mainly buying and sellin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesParaguaySr. Lino is married to Sra. Amada. He has been selling cassava as a street merchant for several years. Lino and his wife are a hardworking couple, but above all else, the...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorThis young woman is 27 years old. Her face has been pixelated as she lives in a high risk area. She has earned her living selling meat, fruit, and vegetables since she was ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAndranik lives with his large family in the village Antarashat of Syunik region. He has two boys and a daughter; his elder son works at the city combine and his daughter st...Read their story >
SewingColombiaWith very little money, Viviana set up her tailor shop with the goal of generating an income to cover her household expenses. She lives with her 2 children and her husband....Read their story >
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