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FarmingCambodiaOriginally from the Moung Russey district of the Battambang province, Oeam is 48 years old and a mother of five children. Currently, three of them are under her responsibil...Read their story >
RestaurantVietnamNgu is a dynamic businesswoman. She was born in 1965. Ngu and her husband run a breakfast restaurant to earn a living.
Ngu has participated in the SEDA program ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCandelaria is 26 years old. She is a single mother and went to school up to the third year of high school. She lives with her 2 children, who are in an educational center, ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAndrea is 54 years old and completed her high school education in the city. She is married and her husband works as a day laborer. They have a son who is in his first yea...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorJosé is single. He lives with his mother and his sister. His business consists of offering moto-taxi service in his residential area. Also with some effort, he has acquired...Read their story >
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