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Food Production/SalesHondurasAna Julia is 50 years old, married, has four children, and lives in a suburb of the town of Puerto Cortes with her children. She has always been a merchant and sold all ty...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaTogether with her husband, who works in agriculture, Flor has two of her children under her care. She is a humble woman who works as a custodian. With a lot of effort she...Read their story >
Fish SellingKenyaFatuma is a married woman and has six children, all of whom are adults. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMilagrito is 26 years old. She managed to finish secondary school thanks to her parents, who supported her. She lives with them and helps them with household expenses. She ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorLucas, who is 62 years old, lives in his own home with his wife and three children. He is a very responsible, hardworking man with many responsibilities at home. He has alw...Read their story >
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