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Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAbsalome, 35 years old, is married and has four children, two of whom are in elementary school and two of whom are still too young for school. He has been working for a ban...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesIrene is 36 years old and married, with one child in school. Irene works hard to provide for her family, running a general store in the Philippines.
She has requ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaThe role of transport to rural smallholder farmers in Kenya like Stephen (pictured) is crucial. As in other businesses, transportation is a phase in the production process ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaBendere is married with four children who attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She has been in business for the past 10 years, ...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseCambodiaYav is a 51-year-old married farmer who lives in a village in the Takeo province in Cambodia. She has four children in her care. One of her children is a garment-factory wo...Read their story >
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