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Personal Housing ExpensesYemenMohammed is a 25-year-old married man and a father of one child. He is living with his family in their own house, which is very small and needs a lot of expanding. He s...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorLuis is 34 years old and lives in his own house with his life partner. He has made a living for 15 years in the rearing grazing cattle, selling his products in the surround...Read their story >
DairyUgandaForty-seven-year-old Godfrey does not boast of any academic papers from any agricultural institute, but he is an accomplished farmer from rural Lyantonde and commands a lot...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJosé, who is 63 years old, has worked in agriculture for a number of years. He plants corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, and vegetables. He sells his products in the various ma...Read their story >
General StorePakistanAsma is age 29; she is a mother of three children and lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband runs a general store in which he sells rice, sugar, cooking oil, detergent, soa...Read their story >
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