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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMarcelo: He is a persevering man, originally from Waspam. He is 37 years old, married, and has four school-aged children. However, more than five years ago he moved to the ...Read their story >
FarmingSenegalThe And Soukhaly Ndiakahté Group is made up of male members who have been working in agriculture from a young age. Mbaye, the man to the right of the photo, is the group re...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruEdilfredo, 35, lives in the district of Callayuc. It is a calm community with a varied climate. The local people work in agriculture, commerce and livestock. This district ...Read their story >
LivestockPeruEdilberto is 53 years old. He lives with his wife and children in the district of Lagunas, a community of farmers, merchants, and ranchers located in the province of Chicl...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanGadir is 39 years old, married and has two children. His elder child is 11 years old and goes to the fifth class of school. His other child also is school-age and she goes ...Read their story >
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