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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGloria is 42 years old. She lives in her own house together with his husband and their three children, who are 3, 18 and 13 years old. Gloria has been a small businesswoman...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMartina, 49 years old, lives in her own home with her husband and their 2 daughters of 22 and 15 years of age. She is a woman who thanks to her effort and tenacity has mana...Read their story >
Beauty SalonEl SalvadorLidia is 30 and lives in her own home with her husband. She has a beauty salon located in the house. She has a lot of customers because of the quality of her work and her g...Read their story >
Auto RepairParaguayHilario is 31 years old, married, and says that he has two children for whom his family is striving. Hilario has a well-equipped tire shop and a home of his own. He say...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaFast food is Freddy's business. He is a 43-year old man who lives in the southwest of the city with his wife and their two children, who are 1- and 10-years old respective...Read their story >
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