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Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueHoracio, 32 years old, is married and has three children, two of whom are in elementary school and one of whom is not yet of school age. He has been a cook for more than fi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 27 years old. He is married and has 2 daughters, 1 and 3 years old. He went to school through the 9th grade. His wife is a merchant and her a business where she sel...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueHenriqueta was born in Manjacaze, in Gaza Province. She is 55 years old, married, and mother of five children, all of whom are of-age and only one of whom is still in schoo...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaJohn is a humble and hard working farmer with the drive and determination that distinguishes the men and women of the countryside. He is a man of an entrepreneurial mind...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe communal bank 'Luz Andina' is about to begin its eighth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Santiago II regional hub. 'Luz Andina' is made up of 9 members and Sra...Read their story >
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