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FarmingPhilippinesLenie is 43 years old and a mother to her two children. She has been very supportive to her farmer husband as they busy themselves with their farming activities in Mahayag....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruYonny is a young entrepreneur. He is 27 and lives in Ica with his family. He is a person with a great desire to get ahead. He has been working as a farm labourer for over ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesIraqArshad is 25 years old, married, and has two children. In 2010, he launched his new business selling men's clothes. He knows that good quality products will attract more cu...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaJoaquina is a friendly and determined woman, originally from Puerto Cabezas, 34 years old, married and has three young children. Her husband works as a diver. She has more ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Geraldine works hard to support her family. She has a general store in the Philippines. She also earns additional income from selling...Read their story >
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