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Charcoal SalesUgandaLawrence is 46 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has 5 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 6 y...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of 11 children, Natividad works hard to support her family. She has a buy-and-sell charcoal business in the Philippines and also earns additional inc...Read their story >
CobblerEl SalvadorJose, 57 years old,is a very hard-working person who has earned a living making shoes for 30 years. His workshop is located in his house and he has many customers. He live...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSra. Marina works as a salaried employee in the public sector. She is a teacher at a school and has been in this profession for more than 20 years. She teaches children b...Read their story >
Higher education costsBoliviaLuis is single, has no children, and lives with his parents in La Paz. They live in a brick and cement house that belongs to his family. Luis wants to finish his graduate s...Read their story >
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