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Fish SellingPhilippinesAs a married mother of six children, Jocelyn works hard to support her family. She has a fish vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMaxelina is a determined woman. She is 42 years old and the single mother of five school-aged children. She has been a nurse for over two decades. In order to improve he...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDanilo is 30 years old and lives in his own house with his wife and 2 children, aged 11 and 4. Danilo works for a company near his town; this is how he earns a living and ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUgandaHakim is a single father charged with taking care of two children.
To earn a living, he sells salon accessories and also owns a salon in Hoima, Uganda. He started hi...Read their story >
Food MarketSierra LeoneThis is 42-year-old Balu. She is married and has two children aged 12 and 18 years. In 2004, Balu established her grocery shop selling Peak milk, sugar, sardines, lunch me...Read their story >
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