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LivestockKyrgyzstanAnarkul is 61 years old, married, and she has two children. She has a secondary education and is by nature quiet and sociable. Forty years ago, as she was looking for an ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanBibirajab was born in 1966 in Tajikistan. She is married and has three children, two sons and a daughter. Bibirajab’s husband is a migrant worker in Russia. Bibirajab is a ...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanGulnoz is a farmer from the rural district of Jilikul. She has been involved in agricultural activity for 6 years. Her husband is also a farmer and cattle breeder. He works...Read their story >
Home EnergyTajikistanSanobar is a hardworking woman. She was born in 1970, and she lives in a rural area. She is married and has four children. Sanobar has worked for about 10 years selling tex...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorWalter is 41 years old and completed three years of high school. He has been married for 7 years. His wife takes care of the two children. Walter has worked as an agent of ...Read their story >
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