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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorBalbina is 65 years old and lives in her own house with her family. She is a hard working woman who makes an effort to support the household economy. She has been offering ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRinalyn is a 23-year-old married woman and a mother of a 2-year-old child from Iloilo, Philippines. She has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for more...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRosalinda is a hardworking entrepreneur who has had a fishing business in the Philippines for eight years. She earns more income from dried fish-making. Rosalinda has be...Read their story >
RestaurantUnited StatesFor several years, Honorio was a migrant farm worker in the fields of Virginia. In 2009, he made the move to Dallas. When he wasn’t working construction and rebuilding foun...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorFlor is 36 years old and is a very hard working person. She lives with her life companion who has a pension for his work as an employee. They do not have any children yet. ...Read their story >
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