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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorElsi is 47 years old. She lives in her own house with her two daughters and her mother. She sells snack food, and with what she obtains from her sales she is able to cover ...Read their story >
RetailUgandaIreene is 36 years old and lives in the town of Gaba in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has four children with two of them currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
FoodBoliviaNellvi lives in Cochabamba in the province of Chapare. She is 22 years old and has a primary education. For over five years she has lived with her partner and they are ec...Read their story >
Used ClothingPhilippinesMary Ann, 38 years old, is married and has ten children, six of them currently in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. For the past 20 years, Mary Ann has operat...Read their story >
PigsNicaraguaThe Mujeres de Confianza communal bank is formed of eight members who are responsible women with ten children in their responsibility. They are from El Sauce, a place which...Read their story >
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