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Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanSabira is 51 years old, married, and together with her partner has raised 2 children. Sabira has a higher education, and has worked as a school teacher for many years. Her ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaNickson lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is aged 28 and charged with the responsibility of taking care of four children of ages ranging from one to eight years. He operates a ret...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaYakubu Aikau is a Babban Gona maize farmer from Gayya Village. Yakubu Aikau joined Babban Gona to create a better life for his children. In the past, Yakubu Aikau suffe...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesMaricel is a married woman with three children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Maricel is 27 years old and has two children who are in school. Maricel has a fi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanIn the photo you see Nasiba and her sewing machine. She is a seamstress, and began her work a year ago. Nasiba simply adores sewing. She is a family-oriented woman. She doe...Read their story >
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