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Higher education costsJordanMutaz is 19 years old. He lives in a sector in Jordan called Irbid with his three younger siblings and his parents. His father is a security man who also works at a gas sta...Read their story >
TaxiArmeniaKaren is from Kapan town. He is married and has a one-year-old little son. Over the last three years, Karen has been providing taxi service. He is already a very skilled an...Read their story >
CobblerNicaraguaBenigno Ricardo has had a stall at the Bisne market for 17 years. There he offers services producing and repairing footwear. He has two young people who help him with the ...Read their story >
Shoe SalesEl SalvadorSilvia is 40 years old. She lives with her husband and their three children in the house that they own. She earns her living selling shoes; her business is located in her r...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaGreta is from Gugarq village where she lives alone. Over the last three years, Greta has earned her living by providing clothing for resale. In particular she purchases clo...Read their story >
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