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Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaBud, 48 years old, lives with his wife and son in a traditional Mongolian ger (portable felt dwelling) on plot of land in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorJosé is 50 years old, he studied until the fourth grade and he has three dependents. He is married and has three children, two of whom study. José is a driver and for 15 ye...Read their story >
Grocery StoreAzerbaijanGalib is a 38-year-old married man and father of two children, with ages of 6 and 7. He lives with his family in a small house. Three years ago, Galib opened a small grocer...Read their story >
AgricultureArmeniaArpine lives in Sisian with her husband and little kid. Arpine and her husband run a small farm. It includes cows, and also an arable land where emmer wheat and potato are ...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaVy is married and has three children, two of whom attend school. He is a construction worker and lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh...Read their story >
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