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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlejandro is 24 years old and lives in the family home with his grandparents and cousins. In addition, his life partner lives with them. Alejandro has worked making bread a...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaAsha is a married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food....Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaJairo is an innovating man, with a lot of disposition for work. He lives in a rural community in the north of Nicaragua, where the main financial activity is coffee product...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJosé lives with his life companion and two children in his own house. His partner works raising pigs and he grows corn ans beans. Both work to sustain their household. They...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMartin, 62 years old, lives in his own house with his wife. He works growing basic grains and raising cattle to fatten. He has been working for more than 20 years in this a...Read their story >
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