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Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamĐức is 29 years old and is married with 2 children. Đức lives in the Quang Xuong district, a rural town in Thanh Hoa province. Đức operates a food stall/restaurant selli...Read their story >
SewingColombiaThis is Adriana, a creative and skilled 36-year-old. Adriana is single and has no children. She lives alone and earns an income from her handicraft products, an example of ...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesColombiaGloria is a married woman without children who operates a mobile business selling merchandise, which includes women's accessories and spare parts and accessories for cell p...Read their story >
PrintingColombiaElsa is an enterprising woman, 55 years old, resident of a neighborhood in Barranquilla. She works printing flyers with the results of the lotteries that are played in Colo...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaLilaina, 27, has won the affection of her neighbors because of her kindness and her good sense of humor. She loves her family, which is what drives her to struggle every da...Read their story >
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