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Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Ha, pictured first on the right, is 42 years old. She works in agricultural production and earns a monthly income of about VND 600,000 ($28). Her husband does not have...Read their story >
General StoreGeorgiaTamar, who is a 54-year-old married woman, lives in the Samtredia district. Her husband works at the local railway and earns 400 GEL monthly, the only source of income for ...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorNelson, 35, went to school until the fifth form. An artisanal fisherman, he lives with his wife and two children, aged seven and three. His wife is a fishmonger. Nelson a...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesVirgenia is 63 years old and single. Her major source of income comes from selling grocery items, which she has been doing for more than three decades. The business helped...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanDonish is 60 years old and married. She has five children and her sons all work in the Russian Federation. For about nine years Donish has been in the farming and animal ...Read their story >
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