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Higher education costsEl SalvadorGerman is 32 years old, and he is about to graduate with his degree in education. He is single and does not have children. He lives with his mother and three of his sibli...Read their story >
PigsEl SalvadorJosé is a farmer who enjoys working in the field growing basic grains, he also has some livestock. In this way he generates income to cover the basic household necessities....Read their story >
Renewable Energy ProductsTanzaniaMr. Jay is one of the full committed Tanzanians who are determined to change their lives. He owns a small business in his community where he sells various products mainly t...Read their story >
UpholsteryEl SalvadorBlanca is 33 years old and lives in her own house with her three children, ages 16, 13, and 7. She is the only one who contributes to maintaining the household economy, giv...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador38-year old Rebecca lives with her husband and two daughters aged 17 and 16 in her own house. She is a determined woman who earns her living as a servant. Now she wishe...Read their story >
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