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FoodUgandaIsaac is a 35-year-old married man with three children living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in farm produce, selling coffee as his main source of income, though he also ear...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaThe solidarity group La Reforma is made up of three partners who are all working men who strive to provide the best living conditions for their families. Roger coordinat...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorManuel, 33, lives in his own home with his family. He is an entrepreneur who does all he can to provide for his children. Manuel earns a living selling men's and women's ...Read their story >
Higher education costsIndonesiaRicardus' ideal is to become a sailor and this has been a dream since childhood. Ricardus lives on the coast, in the area of Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara. The area is divide...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanHomid is the happy father of three children. He makes a living fattening livestock and he currently owns two cows, one young bull and a few sheep. Homid wants his family ...Read their story >
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