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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGlenda is 27 years old and lives with her life partner and their three children (two girls, 10 and 6 years old; and one boy, 4 years old). She is a tenacious woman who cont...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorThe young man with the blurred face is 27 years old and lives in a high risk zone. He makes a living by farming and his main crop is corn. He sells his products in the surr...Read their story >
FoodColombiaMaria Rubiela is a caring woman who is 61 years old. In 2012, she used her life experience to start her business selling food, which she operates from her house. She is t...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaJulius is a married man. He has two children. He describes himself to be patient. He operates a transportation business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. ...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorRigoberto lives in his own home with his wife and three children. He has had a bakery located in their residence for 2 years where he makes and sells french bread. He has m...Read their story >
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