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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 35 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and their three children that are 14, 6, and 5 years old. For a long time now, Rosa has sold fruits and vege...Read their story >
Food MarketDominican RepublicEzequiel is the coordinator of his group, La Union (The Union). This group consists of 15 micro-entrepreneurs located in the city of San Pedro de Macoris, where Ezequiel ma...Read their story >
Food MarketJordanIbtisam is a conservative lady, so she asked her husband to appear in the photo instead. Ibtisam is a 46-year-old married lady living in Salt, Jordan, with her family t...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesJemson has been in the transportation business for over 10 years. The income from this business is his way to support the entire family. He successfully repaid his previou...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMercedes is 34 years old and she lives with her partner and three children, ages five, nine and fifteen. Mercedes has a small shop with a supply of various fruits. She ...Read their story >
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