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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYanet is 36 and lives in her own house with her partner and their three children aged 15, 14 and 5. Yanet has worked providing domestic services for two years and this is h...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaThese members belong to the Mamata Self-Help Group. One of them is Durmila, age 33. In the picture, the lady standing third from the right in a red saree is Durmila. Du...Read their story >
DairyKenyaDavis is a jolly farmer living in the Kitale area of North Rift Kenya with his wife and two children, both of school going age. He has been farming for the past eight years...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorRosa is 57 years old and lives in her own house with her daughter and son-in-law. She makes and sells tamales and pupusas out of her home. She has a lot of customers becaus...Read their story >
RestaurantPeruMaría Julia, 53, lives with her spouse and children in the district of Oyotún, which has a varied climate. The local people work in agriculture, trade, and livestock. The d...Read their story >
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