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Clothing SalesMalawiBitilesi is 33 years old and married to Matius, 36 years old. Together, they have two children, who go to school. She owns a market stall, where she sell clothes.
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Beauty SalonLebanonRagheb is a 24-year-old single hard working man, who has been a hairdresser since 2009. Ragheb doesn't have a permanent working place, but visits his customers's at their h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanOmina is 61 years old, and she is married. She is a very enterprising woman. She constantly struggles to offer good living conditions for her four children who are the moto...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSaul is 56 years old, and he is a responsible father who lives in his own house with his partner and their four children (13, 11, 9, and 7 years old). He is a man with inte...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanZubaida is 48 and she is married. She lives with her husband and five children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Zubaida purchases clothes at cheap rates, with the help ...Read their story >
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