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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorXiomara is 36, and lives in a house she owns with her life partner and 4 children ages 14, 11, 16 and 1. She is recognized in her neighborhood as a hardworking and respons...Read their story >
Food MarketEl SalvadorTrinidad is 40 years old and has a fourth grade education. In the mornings he works in farming and, in the afternoons, attends school. He has a partner and two daughters. ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaWilson is 35 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has 2 children, one of whom is currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFelicitas is 67 years old and married with six children. Felicitas works very hard to provide for them. Felicitas runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a...Read their story >
LivestockColombiaHéctor is a home-loving man who was raised with the excellent values of the fields, where work and humility prevail in the minds of farmers who provide food commonly consum...Read their story >
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