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Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaFelecian is a permanent resident of Katembe, a village in Isingiro district, aged 43 years old. He is married with six children and one dependent from his uncle who died fo...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEvelyn is 42 years old and married with five children. With one child currently in school, Evelyn works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Phili...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaYan is a 54-year-old married farmer with five children, living in the Takeo Province of Cambodia. She has cultivated rice and fattened animals since 1983. Her husband is 57...Read their story >
FishingBoliviaMiguel is a 38 year old man who is married, a father to two children ages nine and sixteen and he has a fishing business. He is persistent, independent, hard-working, patie...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaMareta is 29 years old and unmarried with 4 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for 4 years. Mareta needs...Read their story >
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