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Soft DrinksPhilippinesElena, 53, is married and a mother of two grown up children. She lives with her family in Ormoc, Leyte. Elena is engaged in retail sales of coconut wine and soft drinks. Sh...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamLệ is 60 years old and she is married with three children. She works in agriculture. She has been involved in this business for five years. One of the most critical busines...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPalestineMohammad is 27 years old and lives with his wife in Gaza. He has been working at Gaza's electricity company for seven years. Mohammad is one of the people affected by the...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanThis woman is called Nazira. She is 44 years old. Nazira proudly carries the status of wife and mother. She is a good, polite and welcoming house wife. Nazira has worked wi...Read their story >
General StoreMozambiqueAlberto, age 27, is married and the father of three children, two of whom attend primary school and one of whom is not yet school-aged. He is an agricultural worker at a ba...Read their story >
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