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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMarvin lives in the town of Ticuantepe. He is married and is the father of an adolescent son. He has his own business painting vehicles and fixing them, and he has been w...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJuan is 47 years old and is dedicated to agriculture and cattle-raising, a skill he learned from his father. His studies culminated at the sixth grade. Juan's family is com...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría, 56, lives in her own house with her family. She has been making and selling soup for 10 years. Her business is located in her place of residence, and she has many...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaSamwel has a motorcycle transport business in Nakuru town and has been in this business for 4 years. He is 28 years old, married, and together with his spouse they have bee...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanCholpon is 39 years old, married, and has four children. Her youngest daughter is five years old, and the eldest is 19 years old and a college student. Cholpon’s close-knit...Read their story >
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