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Construction SuppliesTajikistanGufronkhon is a friendly and responsible 26 year old. He is married and has one child. He lives with his family in a small village. But the house in which they live is too ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesSamoaRosalina is 48 years old and married with 4 children. She runs a small business selling vegetables in her community and has been doing this for many years. Rosalina has req...Read their story >
ConstructionUgandaRobert is a married man aged 28 years old. He lives in Kyotera town with his family. He has one child who is two years old. He deals in rental business and he supplements h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé, 36 years old, lives with his family, composed of his life partner and his 3 children aged 11, 8, and 7. José is a visionary man who wants his children to get ahead an...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruCésar Yovany, 37, lives with his wife and children in the Oyotún district, two hours from the city of Chiclayo on the northern coast of Peru. The people there make a livin...Read their story >
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