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Liquor Store / Off-LicensePeruPaulina is 36 years old and lives with her husband and children in the District of La Matanza, a peaceful community with a warm climate. The people engage in agriculture, ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaBlanca is the mother of four children. Three of them are under her care and attend school. Her oldest child is already independent. Blanca works as a secretary at a priv...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorWilber is 29 years old and lives in his own house, together with his parents. He works as a mobile vendor of peanuts. Every day, he goes out on different buses in his tow...Read their story >
Shoe SalesKenyaJane is a 28 year old married woman. She has 3 children with ages ranging from 2 years to 8 years. She describes herself as patient. She operates a retail business where sh...Read their story >
TransportationGuatemalaPrudencio is a single 35-year-old man who lives with his two children who are both minors. They live in the department of Sololá.
Don Prudencio is a hardworking ...Read their story >
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