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Higher education costsPeruLeonel is a young student. He lives with his parents and four siblings. His father and siblings are musicians, and do not have a fixed job. His mother works as a housewife....Read their story >
RetailCambodiaAy is 50 years old and is a married man who lives in a small community of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. He has two children. To make a living and support his family,...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaRega lives in Serang, West Java, which is about a two-hour drive from Jakarta. He lives there with his wife and his only child. He owns a small stall where he provides a mo...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanNargiza is widowed. She was born in 1979 year. Nargiza is a careful mother to three children. She lives with her children in a village. Nargiza has been busy with an ag...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesValentina is 64 years old, married, and has seven children. She earns a living by farming sugarcane in the Philippines, which she has been doing for five years. She earns a...Read their story >
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