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Food Production/SalesUgandaJustus is a very hardworking married man father of three children; only one attends school. He deals in produce mainly buying and selling of beans, maize, rice, supplemente...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaChanphiseth is a 35-year-old married worker of two children who lives in the Kampong Speu province in Cambodia. He has worked as a worker in a paper factory since 2012, ear...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaFrancois is 29 years old. He is married with 3 children, aged between 3 months and 6 years; one of them goes to school. He is a farmer and he has been producing rice for 10...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorVíctor lives in his mother's house with his family. He separated from his wife and she has custody of their children. He does not have any help from abroad. In his family, ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaAcevedo is originally from the community of Ulwas, which means “Pure Water” in the Mayangna language. The community is located five kilometers outside of the town of Waspa...Read their story >
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