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Higher education costsBoliviaSamuel is single and doesn't have any children. He lives in his mother's house, occupying just one room. The house is located in the city of La Paz. Samuel continues hav...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanDyikanbek is 45 years old, married, and the father of two young children who are not in school yet. He has the equivalent of a high school education. By nature, he is leve...Read their story >
RetailKenyaCharles is 32 years. He is married to Caren and together they have been blessed with three children. He runs a retail shop, a business he has done for the last 11 years...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAmade is a 49-year-old married father whose daughter is currently studying for a degree. Asides from his daughter, he is also financially responsible for his sister who is ...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanUmida is married and has 3 children. She is a person who always tries to earn money and provide a better life for her children. Umida began her own business dealing in anim...Read their story >
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