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FarmingCambodiaResiding in Kampong Cham province, Thy is 45 years old and a mother of six children. She grows rice on a two-hectare area as her main source of income and works for others ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 43 years old, is married and has two children. He works as a bricklayer bu contract and also works growing basic grains. José has worked as a bricklayer since he wa...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé, 31 years old, went to school up to the sixth grade, since he decided to work with his father because the work was a lot and his father wasn't able to do it all alone....Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorClemente is 50 years old and lives in his own house with his wife. He has made a living making trips in his car for 15 years. He has a lot of customers who prefer him for t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 55 years old. She is an enterprising woman who lives in her own home with her life's appointment and her 20 year old son. She is always seeking a way to support he...Read their story >
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