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FarmingArmeniaAnush is a farmer from Haytagh village in the Armavir region. She lives with her 22-year-old son. Anush's husband works as a migrant worker in a neighboring country. Howeve...Read their story >
Higher education costsIndonesiaJulianis is from Maluku Islands, in the village Nusaniwe, the city of Ambon. This region is in eastern Indonesia, which is an area of islands connected by small boats. Beca...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorGuillermo is 69 years old. He is a farmer in his area. He went to school up to high school, and later started working in agriculture because that is what he has liked most ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNorma is 48 years old and married with five children, one of whom is in school. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 38 years old and she lives in her own home with her partner and their three children, two girls ages five and seventeen and one boy who is nineteen years old. ...Read their story >
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