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FishingPeruMarco Antonio has lived in his own house with his spouse and young son, who are a close-knit family, for approximately more than 10 years. He has good personal and work ref...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanThe photograph above depicts a woman by the name of Mahbuba. She is 40 years old and a single mother. Mahbuba and her two sons and a daughter live in the Gissar district. M...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLiving in a rural village of the Kampong Cham province, Kimhon is 40 years old and a mother of four children. She grows rice as a single main source of income to support he...Read their story >
Auto RepairBoliviaBenjamin is a 39 year old man who lives with his partner and his son of 5 years old and has a car repairing and painting business. He is independent, a good father, patient...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGrace, 38, is a businesswoman from Concepcion, Iloilo. She is married and has three children. Grace runs a sari-sari or retail store business selling various goods and item...Read their story >
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