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Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueMarta, age 48, is a packer at an agricultural company. She is married and the mother of six children, four of whom are adults and two of whom are in elementary school. She ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulzar is 31 years old, married and has one son. She has higher education. As a main source of income for her family, she has worked with agriculture since 2010, after havi...Read their story >
LivestockKenyaSamanya is a 45-year-old man married to Munken, who adds additional income to support their family. They are blessed with eight children. Samanya has been a livestock farm...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTajikistanThis active young woman is called Shahnoza. She is 26 and lives in the city of Isfara together with her two small children and her mother-in-law. Her husband is working in ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador32-year-old Susana studied until eighth grade. She lives with her common-law spouse, and her husband works in agriculture and fishing. She has three children, of which two ...Read their story >
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