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Used ClothingSierra LeoneThis is 39 year-old Idrissa. He is married and has four children ages 12, 8, 6 and 1 years old. He has one additional dependent who lives with him assisting him with his b...Read their story >
Used ClothingUgandaAnthony, 52, earns a living by supplying tents, chairs, and musical instruments for functions, and he also sells second-hand clothes and rents houses. He and his wife have ...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaCelina, featured in the above picture, is representing her farming group, formed by 11 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. She is 40 years old and the married mother of five c...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaximiliano is 50 years old. He lives in his own house with his wife. He has done artisan fishing for many years. From his sales, he can take care of some household expense...Read their story >
Animal SalesUgandaSam is a hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in livestock, primarily rearing cattle which he later sells. Like all good fathers he desires to e...Read their story >
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