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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMercedes is 54 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and son. Mercedes makes a living selling tortillas, and this is her main source of income. With her h...Read their story >
VehicleGeorgiaOleg is 57-year-old married man. He lives in a small village of the Sachkhere district with his wife and 3 children. The family is involved in agricultural activities. In p...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasMarlen is 41 years old, is in a common law marriage, and has two children. She lives in the town of Arizona, Atlántida. Ten years ago she set up a store where she sells ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSantos is 44 years old and lives in a house she owns together with her life partner and their two daughters. Santos is an admirable woman since she works very hard to impr...Read their story >
Timber SalesArmeniaVachagan is from Ijevan town. He lives there with his wife and 22-year-old son. For many years, Vachagan has been involved in timber retail business. He takes timber to Yer...Read their story >
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