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Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaNeang (in the photo) is 40 and lives in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has one son and two daughters. One of her children is a garment facto...Read their story >
TransportationParaguayMáximo, 54, is a teacher and a mechanic by profession. His wife, María, is 56 years old. Their children are already independent adults and decent people thanks to Máximo ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaA group of successful and hardworking women, coordinated by 41 year-old Rosa, who is single and has 2 children, only one of whom (the 15 year-old) is in her charge. She wor...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasEster is happy and very grateful since thanks to the financial support brought to her by the cooperative COMIXMUL in partnership with Kiva, she was able to take care of her...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaOriginally from Battambang province, Sy is a 57-year-old married mother of six children, three of whom are in school. The main sources of her family income are from rice an...Read their story >
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