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Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesArlene is 27 years old and has four children. Arlene is married and all of her children are in school. Arlene and her family survived super typhoon Haiyan which swept t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanSanavbar was born in 1969 in Tajikistan. She is married. Her husband is a carpenter. Sanavbar started her own business 2 years ago. In the beginning she sold socks. Stepwis...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruAlberto is 54 years old and lives with his wife and children in a large community in the rural area of San Nicolas, which is in Saña District, in Chiclayo Province, Lambaye...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaJorge Stefan is a striving young man. He is 29 years old, is from Waspan, is married and has four young children. He moved to the city at the age of 18 due to his universit...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaYun is 60 years old and a mother of ten children; currently, one of them is in school. She is a farmer who grows rice on nine hectares of farmland as the main source of inc...Read their story >
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