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Higher education costsTajikistanKhurshed is a smart young man. He is not married and lives with his parents. He went to university after graduating from high school and is currently a third-year student a...Read their story >
General StorePakistanFouzia is a 31-year-old, married woman. She has successfully run a small, home-based general store with her husband. Her husband assists her by purchasing goods from the ...Read their story >
Barber ShopKenyaJames is a married man. He has two children who are four and eight years old. He describes himself to be determined, social and patient. He operates a barber shop where he ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaDavid is a bodaboda (motorcycle taxi) cyclist from Kahama, Uganda. He is 29 years old and is happily married with two children. He never went to school because his parents ...Read their story >
ServicesEl SalvadorStanly, 26, studied civil engineering and construction, and he's employed. He's married and the father of one child. His wife studied up to ninth grade. Stanly has bee...Read their story >
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