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FarmingMaliThe ten women of the group Nissondiya 2 are all married in traditional families. The women average 28 years of age and three children each, all living in the village of Dao...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsIraqMuhanad is a 28-year-old married man, and the father of two children. He has a small clothes shop that he earns his daily income from. His brother is a student in secondary...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruRosa is an enterprising young woman. She is 21 years old and lives with her family in Lurin.
Rosa has a young son, so she strives day after day to provide him...Read their story >
RetailAzerbaijanKamran, age 30, operates a store where he sells cleaning products. He is from the city of Khodjavand, but he is an Internally Displaced Person and lives with his wife and t...Read their story >
Food StallZimbabweShingirai, age 23, lives in the Wedza District of Zimbabwe. She serves as a peer educator in her community and a Camfed Learner Guide at the local secondary school. Shingir...Read their story >
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