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RestaurantPhilippinesAlicia is 59 years old and she lives in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is a widow with three adult-aged children. She has a restaurant that sells delicious f...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMarscelina is a fifty-one year old Komaza tree farmer. She has six children, all of whom are in school. Marscelina is married, and her spouse is a policeman. In addition to...Read their story >
Education providerPalestineAhmad is a 18-year-old single man from Jabalia city. He lives with his family in a small, humble house. His father works as a construction worker. This is the only source o...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaMaría is a 53 year-old woman, is married, has one son who is 16 years old, and has a business selling food. She is a good mother, generous, understanding, supportive, respo...Read their story >
Higher education costsPhilippinesRonaldo is 43 years old from Salangan, San Miguel, Bulacan. Their family earns their income from selling various items in the public market such as slippers and shoes. ...Read their story >
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