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Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaIndira Gissell is a Public Accounting graduate but due to lack of employment opportunities she has been working in commerce. She invested her previous loan in her cosme...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanFardous is a 44-year-old woman, living with her children and spouse in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a driver by profession and provides transportation s...Read their story >
Movie Tapes & DVDsTogoKossigan, who is 34 years old, is married and father to two children, aged seven and five years old, both of whom go to school. In order to provide for his family's needs, ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaRoeurn, a local farmer from Battambang province and a mother of seven children, is 52 years old. She is one of the breadwinners in the family, who makes a living via rice c...Read their story >
Animal SalesAzerbaijanSahiba is a 34-year–old divorced woman with 2 children. She is IDP and lives with her children in the Bilasuvar region. She has farmed and raised animals since 2008...Read their story >
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