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RetailUnited StatesVivian came to the US from Venezuela over six years ago. Now living in Florida with her husband, she is an authorized independent retailer for a satellite dish company. Viv...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosé, 40, is a farmer. Due to his parents' financial difficulties, he didn't go to school and instead helped his father with work to earn money for food. He later decided t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaGodfrey is a hard-working man with 2 children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He sells milk, matooke and timber, and at the same time earns a salary. He faces the challenge ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJose, 40 years old, lives in his own house with his family made up of his wife and his two children. He is a very responsible, hard-working man, who has earned a living i...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanDavlyatkhon is 43 years old and married. She comes from the J.Rumy district of Tajikistan, where she lives with her son, daughter-in-law and their daughter. Her son works...Read their story >
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