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LivestockEcuadorThe canton of San Miguel de los Bancos, known as the "Canton of Love", has a warm, humid climate and many leisure areas which are popular among domestic and foreign tourist...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSandra is 32 years old and lives in her own home with her 10 year old son. Sandra has sold fish as a street vendor for over 10 years. Sandra wishes to repair the roof of he...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasIris is 50 years old, married, and is the mother of 3 children. She thanks God for giving her the strength so that they could study at the college level. She is a housewi...Read their story >
Used ClothingGeorgiaMaia, who is a 45-year-old married woman, lives in the village of Likhauri. She has a husband and three children. Maia's husband works as an artisan and generates 250 GEL (...Read their story >
TaxiGeorgiaKhatuna is a 39-year-old married woman from Tbilisi city, the capital of Georgia. She lives with her husband, a worker at a private company, who generates 300 GEL monthly. ...Read their story >
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