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Higher education costsCambodiaA villager living in Kandal province, Kimsan is 57 years old and a mother of five children. For her living, she earns an income to support her family condition via deserts ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanRisalat is 50 years old, married, and the mother of six children. Her youngest child is still in elementary school. Risalat has the equivalent of a high school education,...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorManuel is 35 years old and makes a living in farming and in cargo transport. He completed high school and was brought up by his parents. Manuel wakes up at 4am in order ...Read their story >
ServicesPakistanRukyia is a 39-year-old married woman and a mother of six children. She has been providing the service of flour grinding in her community from many years. The man shown...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesAlbaniaDavide must do some minor repairs to her house. There are children under 18 years of age living in the house. The region where they live is located in the northern part...Read their story >
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