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Grocery StoreEl SalvadorMaria is 35 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and their two children. For 10 years she has had a little store located in her residence. She has many cus...Read their story >
SewingEl SalvadorBlanca lives in her own house with her husband. For the past 13 years, she has had a sewing workshop for clothing, whch is located in her residence. Because of the ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruJaime Artemio is 42 years old, single and has no children. He is known for his work raising and selling pigs. Jaime lives in a house that he owns and has good work and char...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Thuyen is 60 years old, married and has two children. She lives in rural area and raising poultry and cattle are her main job, which she has been doing for more tha...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanNigina is 66 years old. She lives in the Hamadoni district with her family. She has three children (a son and two daughters). Nigina has been engaged with livestock for man...Read their story >
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