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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorDoña Reina is 66 years old and lives with her family group in a house that they own. She has earned her living selling popular dishes (potatoes, yuca, plantains) for five y...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanTamer is a 23 year old single man living in Irbid. He is studying to get her bachelor degree in software engineering, and he is now in her third year. His difficult financi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAmelia was born in the province of Maputo. She is 37 years old and lives with her common law husband. She has 4 children, one of whom is an adult. All attend school. Sh...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA 45-year-old mother of two children, Phat lives in the Kampong Cham province. She has been a corn farmer for 27 years, and it earns her about 42,500 KHR per day. Due to a ...Read their story >
Barber ShopIraqMohsen is a client from Iraq. He is 24 years old, single and lives on his own. Mohsen is a barber. He established his business in 2013 after gaining good experience in t...Read their story >
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