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General StorePhilippinesLuminada is 58 years old and married with five children. With one child in school, Luminada works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippi...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosario is 48 years old, married and a resident of Marapong, Sibutad, Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines. Her husband is a tricycle driver. They are blessed with 2 children....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFray is 51 years old and lives in a humble home that he has owned for the past 30 years. He lives with his wife and their children. He always looks for ways to move his fam...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnelyn, age 27, operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells commodities like noodles, biscuits, coffee, sugar, canned goods, soap and soft drinks. She has been engaged ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaDamaris is a charismatic 55 years old woman who works in her own business: a small grocery store that she opened out of necessity to generate income to support her family. ...Read their story >
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