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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaWilliam is the father of four children, none of whom is in his care. He has worked as a teacher for 30 years in a school in the city of León. He starts work at 7 a.m. and...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanNuraiym is 48 years old, married, and the mother of two school-age children. She has been involved in animal husbandry for the past 21 years and this activity constitutes h...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesMexicoLuis Alberto lives in San Martin, Puebla with his parents. Luis Alberto works by renting his family's harvest machinery. The machinery used to be his father's, but Luis Alb...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaLeonard, pictured above, has been a farmer for 16 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 14 farmers in Webuye District. He is 42 years old, is married and has 7 ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRomie is a 46-year-old fisherman from Concepcion, Iloilo. He is married and has three children. He has been in the fishing business for more than 20 years now. Romie is ...Read their story >
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