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Home EnergyPalestineFadi is a 35-years-old married man from Dier El-Balah city. He lives with his wife and two sons in a small house. He works as a taxi driver where he gets a low and unstable...Read their story >
RetailTajikistanBahtiyor is an ambitious man who is used to achieving everything on his own. He is 38 years old and from the J.Rumi district. Bahtiyor is married and the father of three ch...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorManuel, 41 years old, lives in his own house with his wife and their two daughters. He has worked selling plastic for the past 11 years. With what he gets from his earnings...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaPascal is 40 years old and married with 6 children, all of whom go to school. He sells dry beans as his main source of income in Kasese-Uganda. He also gets additional i...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanSeymur is 30 years old and single and he lives with his parents in Fuzuli region, but they are IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) from Fuzuli city over 23 years and now his...Read their story >
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