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Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaKhan is a 42-year-old married woman with four single children. She works on a few plots of land growing rice and yams to earn a living. She has been in this occupation for ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaAllen is a single lady aged 35 years from the town outskirts in Mbarara district. She got married at the early age of 16 years. They stayed together for some years and prod...Read their story >
Milk SalesKenyaMary is 50 years old. She is married to Joash and together they are blessed with four children. She has been in the milk selling business for the last 10 years, earning a m...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruMoises was born in the city of Salvación and lives in the same city where he was born. The city of Salvación is located in the Manu district in the province of Manu in the...Read their story >
RetailColombiaElsy, 40, is married and mother to two children. During most her life she has worked as an employee in a gambling establishment, selling lottery and games of chance. After ...Read their story >
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