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RetailEl SalvadorRoberto is 51 years old and lives in his own house together with his father, brother and son, who is 17 years old. Roberto is a small businessman of clothing and footwear. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosefa is a 36 year old woman who lives in her own house with her two children aged 14 and 11 years old. She is a hard-working woman who works as a vendor of beauty product...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSonia is 35 years old and she strives every day in order to provide for her family as best she can. She runs a business selling dairy products like curds, cream, and soft a...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayAdalberto is a very hard-working and responsible young man. He works hard at his studies and wants to advance with his efforts to reach his goal. His dream is to have a ...Read their story >
CafeTajikistanMuhabat lives with her husband and two children in Tajikistan. She is a business woman because she has her own food shop and runs this business well. She sells a variet...Read their story >
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