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FarmingPhilippinesJuvy tills their rice land together with her husband. She is 36 years old and lives in Mahayag. Juvy grows corn and palay rice and it is the primary source of their living....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorPedro is 55 years old and lives in a house that he owns with his life partner, his mother, and his children. Pedro makes a living making handmade shoes. With this work and ...Read their story >
CattleUgandaChristopher is a 46-year-old married man with six children between the ages of three and 18. Four of them are currently attending school. He lives in the Hoima district in ...Read their story >
ServicesTanzaniaRosemary, a mother of three school-going children, is married and in her 40s. She has been supporting her family with a shop serving money transfer business (Mpesa and Tigo...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesRegina is 43 years old and married with four children. She earns a living by raising pigs in the Philippines. Regina is borrowing PHP 18,000 through NWTF in order to buy...Read their story >
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