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Charcoal SalesEl SalvadorJosé, who is 28 years old, went to school through sixth grade. He has a partner, who does the household tasks. They have only one son, who lives with them. He sells char...Read their story >
Animal SalesKosovoRemzi, at 24 years old, is recently married and living with his father, sister and his wife in a small village. In order to earn a living, he sells wood for heating to othe...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorRoberto is 59 years old. He is married and went to school up to the sixth grade. He lives with his wife and children. Roberto works in agriculture. He learned this tra...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaNeang (in the photo) is 40 and lives in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has one son and two daughters. One of her children is a garment facto...Read their story >
TransportationBoliviaDaniel is married with one son. He lives in La Paz in his own house, which is made of brick and cement. Daniel makes a living in transportation services. He needs money to ...Read their story >
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