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Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanZarrina is a happy and responsible woman. She is married and has three children. Zarrina lives with her family in a rural area. Zarrina works at a market selling vegetables...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaNheb is living in the Phnom Proek district of Battambang province. She is 51 years old. She is married and has five children, two of whom are dependent on her and still in ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJonaly is 40 years old, married, and has seven children. Three of her children are in school. Jonaly works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in th...Read their story >
ConstructionPeruKarina is a young entrepreneur. She is single, 21 years old, and lives in Chincha along with her family. On her own initiative, she decided to start making hats and basket...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMageline is 47 years old, married, and has eight children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 13,000 PHP ...Read their story >
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