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LivestockUgandaColleb is a 32-year-old hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He rears livestock to earn income and provide for his family. He also gets extra income from far...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAna is single and the mother of one young son. She lives in her own home and has two people under her care who are her nephews. She lives behind her grocery store which is ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesGuatemalaJuana (first one from the left in the picture wearing a light blue blouse) is 37 years old. She is married with four children, ages between 1 and 14. This humble family liv...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaTatiana is a 38 year old woman who decided to undertake a grocery store business in order to be able to help her husband support their family. She has two adolescent child...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesElgen, forty, is married and has six children, three of whom are in school. with six children. For the past three years she has bought, then sold dried fish in the Philippi...Read their story >
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