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Food Production/SalesHondurasMartha is 44 years old, and is single with two dependent children. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras, in a family member’s house. She has been ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaIvania continues to work in her business selling basic grains. She is a single mother with one son under her care. He is in school and she supports him financially. Ivan...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesTajikistanMuharama is a kind and determined woman who was born and raised in Tajikistan's capital city. She did not have the opportunity to go to university and get a higher educatio...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenSaleh is a 24-year-old married man with two children. His oldest child is four years old and the youngest one is two and a half. He lives with his family in his own house i...Read their story >
RetailColombiaSince she was very young Eliana liked the commercial business. Therefore, when she felt she needed to produce income, she found an opportunity to work independently by sell...Read their story >
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