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LivestockArmeniaVruyr is an agronomist form Goris city of Syuniq region. He lives with his wife, school-age daughter, and 3-year-old son. Vruyr's wife works in the private sector. Vruy...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorBenjamín is single and lives alone with his 12 year old son. In order to make a living and provide his son with what he needs, he works selling tamales from 5:00pm to 10:00...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIraqAbdul Amir, a hardworking client from Iraq, is 46 years old, married and has three children. The sole provider for the family, Abdul Amir owns a small grocery store selling...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPalestineRemah is 32 years old. She lives with her husband and her three children that attend public primary school in Nablus, Beit Furik. Beit Furik village is a Palestinian town l...Read their story >
RetailPeruMaria is 38 years old and lives with her son in the city of Chincha. She is a hardworking single mother who puts forth all her efforts to get her family ahead. Unfortunat...Read their story >
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