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General StoreMozambiqueRogério is 38 years old. He comes from the district of Magude and lives there in a house that he owns. He's married and has three children, one of whom is an adult and the ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueHélder is 43 years old, lives with his wife and is the father of five children who go to primary and high school respectively. He is a driver and lives in his own home with...Read their story >
General StoreTanzaniaGodfrey is 38 years old, married, and has four sons and three daughters of his own who are at school. For three years now, he has been working in a general store selling va...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesGirlie is 28 years old and single. She earns a living with her pig fattening business in the Philippines. Girlie is borrowing 15,000 PHP through NWTF to buy additional fee...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesVevigil is a 39 year-old married woman from Moalboal, Cebu. She has two children ages 18 and 14 years old. Her husband is a businessman and she supports her husband by rais...Read their story >
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