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Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamVinh, born in 1988, is a Thai ethnic woman. Her family has four members, including her husband, her daughter, her son, and her. They are living in Mai Son district, Son La ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesEstella is 50 years old and married with eleven children. Five of her children are in school. She earns a living by raising pigs in the Philippines. Estella is borrowing...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCelia is 49 years old and is married with three children. Celia works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 15000 P...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaThe five women of this group live in San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Guatemala, a small city known for how it has conserved its indigenous culture. The group is entering its thi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuana is 36 years old. She lives a house that she owns with her husband and three children ages 18, 15 and 11. Juana has an entrepreneurial spirit, who helps her children i...Read their story >
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