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General StorePakistanShazia is a 36-year-old woman, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is a mother of 3 children. Her husband has been running a general store for the past two years. He is t...Read their story >
LivestockBurkina FasoKoudbila represents the Wend-Manegda 05 Sapone group. Married, he is the father of nine children. The eldest child is 25 years old and the youngest is one year old. Seven o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorHerberth is a 37 year old man who for ten years has lived in his own home, thanks to his effort and tenacity. He is a hard-working man who works as a laborer every day in a...Read their story >
HealthNicaraguaHelping those in most need is one of the many things that Ofelia strives to do. She is a youth of only 26 years old who has decided to take on the difficult field of medici...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorIrma is 44 years old and makes a living with her small businesses of selling milk and raising and selling pigs. That is how she makes a living and supports her household. ...Read their story >
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