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Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueFeliciano, 52, is married and a father of six children. Three of his children are in elementary and secondary school, and three are independent and live in their own houses...Read their story >
JewelryUnited StatesTimothy started his jewelry and fashion business four years ago. He says, “I have always loved retail and selling beautiful items from jewelry to clothing items. It feels s...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMunkh-Orgil, who is 27 years old, lives with his wife in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. He has been working as sales manager since 2011. His wife sells cosmetics ov...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanAshraf is a twenty-one-year-old single man living in Zarqa. He comes from a well-educated seven member family; Ashraf is studying Cooling & Air Conditioning Engineering in ...Read their story >
RetailLebanonRanda is a 49-year-old widow and a mother of eight children. She has been responsible for the family since her husband passed away. Today she is the sole breadwinner for tw...Read their story >
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