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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJoel is 35 years old and he lives in his own home with his life's companion and his father. He has worked as a bricklayer for several year. He wants to improve his home by ...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThe five members of the Danaya group are married women with an average age of 40 and an average of 4 children. They mostly live in traditional families in Hamdallaye, one o...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesBoliviaDelia is 33 years old and lives with her partner and four daughters, ages twelve, ten and seven years old, and two months old. Delia has a business selling vegetables. Deli...Read their story >
Grocery StoreUgandaJohnson is a hard-working gentleman from Kakoba central in the Mbarara district. He is 39 years old and is happily married with four children. He is not educated and strug...Read their story >
FoodMexicoIn the community where the Juquilita group is located you can see the ruins of an old quarry which for many years was the source of employment for many people. Today farmin...Read their story >
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