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Phone Use SalesIndonesiaFadhlan runs a small stall which sells mobile phone airtime credits. Fadhlan lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Fadhlan is single and lives...Read their story >
RetailKenyaSammary is a 33-year-old married woman with 3 children. She describes herself to be ambitious and determined. She operates a retail business where she sells farm chemicals....Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaSimon is a 30-year-old very hardworking gentleman, married and a father of three. He has been employed in the motorcycle transport business for the last three years with a ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorTomas is 58 years old and resides in his own home along with his mother and his sister. He earns his living by making delivery trips to different parts of the city. Tomas...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanThis is Mamlakat. She is 43 years old. She is a native of the Shahrituz District. In Shahrituz, the majority of the population practices cattle breeding. The reason why thi...Read their story >
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