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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorZoila, 42 years old, lives in her own house with her life partner and her 9-year-old daughter. She is a tenacious woman who has been a primary school teacher at a school in...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaStephen is a 46-year-old married man with eight children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. When he realized some good savings from cocoa farming and selling, he decided to star...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSerafín, age 50, lives in his own home along with his wife and two children, who are 19 and 28 years old. He is a man who has earned the respect of his neighbors by provin...Read their story >
RetailColombiaEva is 20 years old and has always been around her aunt, from whom she learned to run the business she now has. Eva was studying and needed sources of income; she decided t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaRonald is a 28-year-old married man with four children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He deals in retail and farming, the businesses he started with a vision of employing h...Read their story >
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