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UpholsteryBoliviaRonny is a married man and has two children; one is a male and he is 25 years old, and the other one is a female and she is 18 years old (she is studying). The family lives...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAnahit has been involved in agriculture for already 15 years. She lives with her husband and two minor children in Shaqe village, Syuniq region.
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Grocery StorePhilippinesWendel is driven by passion in selling. He is 48 years old, single, and lives on the island of Siquijor. He runs a store that primarily supports his family. Everyday, he ne...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanMahsuda is 33 years old, married, and the mother of 3 children. She has a secondary education, and she has been involved in agriculture since 2007. She currently owns 3 hea...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 27 years old and has his Bachelor's degree. He is accompanied by his partner, who is a housewife. They do not have children, and their parents live with them. H...Read their story >
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