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Personal PurchasesLebanonMohammad is a 26-year-old single Syrian refugee who left his family in Syria and moved two years ago to Lebanon searching for a safe place with a better income to support h...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesCelerina is 45 years old and lives in Villalin, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 3 school-aged children. Celerina has been managing a little eatery busine...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaPouy, 40, is single and lives with his child in a rural village of the Thmor Koul district of Battambang province, Cambodia. He earns a living through farming rice and work...Read their story >
ServicesEl SalvadorBlanca is 31 years of age and lives in her own home with her partner and three children. She specialises in acrylic nails and has spent one year in this line work. It has g...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJuan is 28 years old. He is the father of two children, 5 and 2 years old, who are his dependents. He lives with them and his wife, who works as domestic help. He only went...Read their story >
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