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Personal Housing ExpensesYemenAhmmed is a 26-year-old married man. He lives with his family in a very old house that needs a renovation as it threatens to fall down at any time. Ahmmed works very ha...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe members of the Kani-Gogouna 2 group are married women. On average, they are 29 years old, have three children, and live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, which is i...Read their story >
DairyKenyaGeorge is a 59-year-old farmer from the Nyamira area of Kenya. He is one of the few farmers who are as committed to their farming business as they are to social development...Read their story >
ConstructionEl SalvadorDimas is 50 years old, and he lives in his own house with his wife. He has been doing construction work for 15 years, and many people seek him out because of the quality of...Read their story >
TaxiUgandaAlex is a married man with four children, two of whom attend school. He lives in Fort Portal, Uganda, where his business is taxi driving. His additional income business is ...Read their story >
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