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Fuel/FirewoodKenyaGilbert is a married man. He has five children. He describes himself to be patient and outgoing. He operates a food stall where he cooks food to sell. He has been involved ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is a 28 year old who went to school until the sixth grade. He is married with one child who is four months old. His wife is a home maker and she takes care of the anim...Read their story >
ServicesPhilippinesMaria Melita is 56 years old and lives in Dimaluna, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and has five children. She has a vulcanizing shop that ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaIsmail is a male aged twenty-four, married with three children, and living in Bundibugyo-Uganda. His business is motorcycle transport and he likes his job because he gets m...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamLan is 54 years old, married, and has three children. She lives and works in Quang Xuong district, a rural area in Thanh Hoa province, with two dependents. She works in agr...Read their story >
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