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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaBernardo Antonio lives in the municipality of Santa Rosa del Peñón in the department of león, a city where the people are hard working and look for a way to survive in bett...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMaria Rona is 46 years old and married with six children. With three children in school, Maria Rona works very hard to provide for them. Maria Rona runs a general store...Read their story >
Fish SellingVietnamMrs Lợi operates a food stall selling fish. Lợi has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. One of the most critical business difficulties that concerns her ...Read their story >
ConstructionPeruSegundo, 30, lives in his own home with his wife and daughter in the district of Zaña. It is located in the province of Chiclayo in the Lambayeque Region on the northern c...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPeruMaría is 54 years old and lives with her daughter in the district of Cayaltí, located in Chiclayo province, in the Lambayeque region of the northern coast of Peru. The comm...Read their story >
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