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Personal Housing ExpensesHondurasYanari is 33 years old, she lives with her husband and has 2 dependent children. They live in their own house in a community of San Lorenzo, a valley in the south of Hondur...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanRaimshoh is a married parent of 3 children. He is a very hardworking and smart man. Raimshoh lives with his family in a village. He has been busy with an agricultural b...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaTwalati lives in Masindi-Uganda and deals in produce, buying and selling mainly posho, maize and other items. He builds houses to gain more income. He has hopes of completi...Read their story >
Home Products SalesEl Salvador52 year-old Jose lives in his own house with his wife and grand-child. He makes a living selling household items as a street vendor in different neighbourhoods and markets....Read their story >
ConstructionUgandaPaddy is a 27 year old married man with 1 child living in Fort Portal Uganda. He sells spare parts of motorcycle seats and covers, and at the same time owns a retail shop a...Read their story >
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