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Fish SellingHondurasCelina, 34, lives with her husband and children. She has been selling fish and shrimp for four years from the home they live in, although they do not own it. Celina is ...Read their story >
ClothingUgandaScovia is 40 years old and lives in the town of Ibanda in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanHukminiso is a hardworking woman. She was born in 1960. She is married and has 3 children. Her children are all grown up. Her husband is an expert in home repair. Hukminiso...Read their story >
Animal SalesKenyaRikina is 34 years old and supports a family of five, with his children being between the ages of four and eight years old. He is a livestock trader in Nkareta Area of Naro...Read their story >
FoodBurundiKeziah is part of the group Huruma and lives in Bujumbura. She is 28 years old and is married to Elie. Together they have one 4-year old child, who goes to school. She h...Read their story >
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