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Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaEduardo is separated with 4 children and lives in La Paz in a house of brick and cement where he pays an anticretico [a fixed sum upon renting a house instead of monthly re...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCristina is 23 years old and lives with her life partner and their three children. They have two daughters, 6 and 2 years old, and a son who is 2 months old. She is a very ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasAscencion has worked in the fields for many years, even generations, cultivating corn and beans. She has been a source of economic income for getting ahead and offering her...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEduardo is 28 years old and lives with his life companion and their son who is 2½ years old. He is a hardworking man who earns his living as a fisherman three day a week. ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesLilibeth is 43 years old and married with nine children, five in school. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a buy-and-sell nipa roofing business in the P...Read their story >
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