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Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Sosorbaram, 45 years old, lives with his wife and son in a slum district of Ulaanbaatar, where infrastructure is less developed and living conditions are very bad. Howe...Read their story >
General StoreRwandaAbizeranye ACB is a group led by Hasina who has been actively leading the group for the past 8 years. Hasina and her fellow group mates strive to work hard for a better liv...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe eight members of the Benkaditon group are married men who on average are 51 years old with eight children, and live for the most part in Finkolo Zanzo, a village in the...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasMary is 60 years old, married and lives with her husband in the town of Choloma Cortes. She is engaged in the sale of used and new clothes. The business is 15 year sold....Read their story >
Shoe SalesMongoliaTungalagtuya, 47 years old, lives with her husband and two children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. She has been selling shoes to local people since 2004 and ...Read their story >
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