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Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMelinda works hard to support her family. On November 8, 2013, her business and home were wiped out by super typhoon Haiyan. She has restarted her fish vending business ...Read their story >
RetailSierra LeoneAbdul is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. He is 50 years old, married to a trader and the couple has five children who are attending primary and secondar...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 47 years old and lives in a house that she owns with her three daughters who work and help with household costs. María works as a domestic servant. With the income...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married mother of eight children, Melanie works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income fr...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaTouch is 26 years old and is living with her husband and one child in a rural village in the Damabe district. Rice farming is the only main source for her family’s income ...Read their story >
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