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Personal Housing ExpensesYemenAli is a 19 year old, single man, living with his family in their own house in one of Hodeidah's villages, Yemen. He studied until the Elementary school, but he couldn't co...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaAlba is a woman who is dedicated to her family and to her work. Her tenacity and perseverance has allowed her to get ahead, overcoming many obstacles that she has found ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenKhaled is a 34-year-old married man and a father of two children. His oldest child is 13 years old and the youngest one is a 10-year-old. Khaled lives with his family in th...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaSampurna Self Help Group (SHG) consists of eight women from a village in the Cuttack district of Odisha. They formed this group to help themselves to share their problems a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElenita, 36 years old, is married and has four children, three of them currently in school, Elenita works very hard to provide for them. For the last 2 years, Elenita ha...Read their story >
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