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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlma is 40 years old. She is married and has a 14 year-old and 2 year-old daughter. Alma is very dedicated to her family; she is responsible and well-known in her community...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesAdelo is 52 years old. He is known in the Tudela area for his vegetable gardening, from which he earns an income to support his family. He is actively participating in the ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaAngelica is a very enterprising young woman with great desire to get ahead and progress. For the past two years she has worked selling catalog products such as clothing,...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesArmeniaMartuhi, this charming and nice lady, is 39 years old and lives with her big family in Vanadzor city of the Lori region. She is the mother of three children; two daughters ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNoris is 23 years old, single, and lives with her father and nephew in their house that they have owned for 22 years. She is a young, hardworking woman that has made a livi...Read their story >
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