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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuana is 34 years old and is a hardworking woman who strives to move ahead in life selling a variety of products such as tortillas, cheese and vegetables. She has been doin...Read their story >
FlowersPhilippinesMadis finds pleasure in doing her gardening activities. Not only is she doing her hobby, she earns an income as well. At the age of 61 and widowed, she busies herself t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesArmeniaThis nice 32-yeaer-old lady lives in the city of Dilijan with her husband, two sons, and parents-in-law. Margarita has a higher education and works at the secondary insti...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesHilda is 41 years old and married. She lives in a rural community and engages in reselling rice and feeds to help her husband in gaining income. She aspires to further impr...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanBahodur is 41 years old, married, and has two children. He is a very enterprising man. He constantly struggles to raise his children. For more than five years, he has worke...Read their story >
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