Yasmeen’s husband has a fruit shop in the market near their house. For ...Read their story >
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Fruits & VegetablesPakistanYasmeen is 54, married and the mother of two children. She and her family live in Rawalpindi.
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruOsmar is the father of a family, 27 years old, he lives in Nazca with his family. He has a marvelous son of 1 year old and a wife who supports him through the good times an...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasÁngel, age 36, is single and has two sons. He lives with his family in a village near the town of Victoria, Yoro. Ángel is in the business of planting and selling coffee, w...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaElizaveta lives in the Ardenic village of the Shirak region. She lives there alone, as her son serves in the army, and her daughter is married and lives with her own family...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenAbdulaziz is a 26-year-old single man. He lives with his humble family in Taiz city, Yemen. He studied till Secondary education, and now he is an employee in the private se...Read their story >
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