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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaria, 55, lives in her own house with her husband, her daughter and her two grandchildren. For the past 6 years, she has sold "pupusas" (stuffed tortillas). Her busine...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAbsalome, 35 years old, is married and has four children, two of whom are in elementary school and two of whom are still too young for school. He has been working for a ban...Read their story >
Renewable Energy ProductsKenyaDavid, Gilbert and Kenneth are independent distributors of energy-efficient cookstoves in informal settlements in Nairobi. Through their ventures, they are able to earn an ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesRicky, 32, operates a fishing business to earn an income. He sells fish to members of his local community. He has been engaged in this business for more than 5 years. R...Read their story >
RetailBoliviaEdgar is single and does not have any children. He lives in La Paz in a rental house made of cement and brick. His home has electricity, water and a sewage system. Edgar wo...Read their story >
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