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Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanKanysh is 55 years old and married. She has a specialized-secondary education and she works as a nurse, an activity which constitutes her family's main source of income. ...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamLoan works in agriculture raising poultry. Loan has been involved in this business for 1 year. One of the most critical business difficulties that concerns her is the lack ...Read their story >
PropertyCambodiaA resident of Prey Chhor district of Kampong Cham province, Savang is 35 years of age and married with five children who are her dependents. She has been farming rice for 1...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesArmeniaAnahit is farmer with 15 years. She and her husband live alone and they run their farm together. The farm includes livestock of five cows, calves, five sheep, and hens, and...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorWilfredo is 46 years old and studied up to Grade 4. He is married and his wife does domestic work. He has 2 children but only one of them lives in their house. Wilfredo has...Read their story >
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