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Clothing SalesLebanonMirvat is a 39-year-old married mother of three children. Three years ago she decided to open her own business for renting and selling dresses for special occasions to assi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarta, 30, lives in the home she owns with her husband and their 3 children, ages 5, 3 and 2. She is a hardworking woman who earns a living through her store selling basic ...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneThis is 46-year-old Assanatu. She is married and has two children ages 23 and 19 years. In 2012, Assanatu established her rice, cement, and building materials business. She...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAdela, 67, lives in her own home with her husband, her son and a 16-year-old granddaughter who attends school. Adela works as a street vendor selling shoes and has been in...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesParaguayDenis is 24 years old and comes from a very hard-working and self-sacrificing family. He has worked in freight services for the past two years and says that he sacrificed a...Read their story >
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