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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorBrenda lives in a home with her stepmother and two children, aged 2 and 5. She is the only who has all the responsibility for raising and providing for her children. In ord...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMorena is 30 years and a single mother. She lives with her two children. Morena is an enterprising woman who, for seven years, has made a living selling various products su...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaEdwin works in a free-trade zone in the city. He's married and his wife is a street merchant. She sells cosmetics and clothing and helps him with the family expenses. ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of Kotognogontala 5 Group are married women with an average age of 36. They have an average of three children and all live in traditional families in Adamabo...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaSamaila is a Babban Gona farmer from Ang/Kunda. Samaila expressed that he is driven by one goal: to “make more money for myself and my family.” It is the desire to fulfil t...Read their story >
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