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Primary/secondary school costsIndiaThirty-one-year-old Babita is the mother of two school-going sons. She lives in a small village of Dhupguri. Her first priority in life is to provide good education to her ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaGrace is 35 years old and lives in the town of Kachwaba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She has three children who are all currently in school. For the past two years,...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarilyn is 35 years old and married with one child.
Marilyn works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaJose is a very friendly person who always has a smile for the clients who visit his grocery store in a rural area of the municipality of Titiribi. Thanks to his charisma an...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesKathlyn is 27 years old and married with two children.
Kathlyn works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a ...Read their story >
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