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FarmingArmeniaKukush lives in Marmarashen village with her husband, son and daughter-in-law. Her elder son is a migrant worker in a neighboring country. Other family members help Kukush ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlbertina is 51 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and daughter. Albertina earns a living selling chickens, pigs, and turkeys. She has been selling for a ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJulio is 44 years old. He lives in his own house with his wife and two children: a 10 year old daughter and a 14 year old boy. He is a man who works hard to move his childr...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsEl SalvadorJulio is 44 years old and makes a living painting automobiles. He studied until sixth grade, is married and has two children, ages 8 and 10 years old, who are studying four...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaBenon is 37 years old and married. He lives with his wife and his two young children in a rural area where the people earn a living in agriculture (coffee, fruits, corn, po...Read their story >
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