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Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaPatricia lives with her children in the city of La Paz. Patricia has a law degree. Patricia has a problem with a wall in her kitchen that is connected to the patio because...Read their story >
FoodColombiaEnaida is a woman who carries a great responsibility, which is supporting her family, parents and 3 children that she had had in her youth. She works in a store that s...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesLlewelyn is 49 years old and has four children. Llewelyn is married and has three children who are in school. Llewelyn is in the agricultural business, raising livestock...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Gnanan 1 group are married men who, on average, are 47 years old and have eight children. They mostly life in traditional families in Nebadougou, a v...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría, age 30, lives with her three children, ages 12, 10, and 4. She is an enterprising woman who, after losing her husband, has seen the way to get her children ahead. ...Read their story >
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