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HardwareUgandaMuhamed is 46 years old and lives in the town of Masindi in the Mubende region of Uganda. He is married and has six children, with four of them currently in school. For the...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaSokhon (pictured), 53 years old, lives in the Angsnoul district, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has been married since 1979 and has three sons who attend school. Sokhon has been...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSra. Claudia Manuela is a single mother of two beautiful children under her care. She is both mother and father to them. Claudia works as an operator for a production com...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanAllahverdi is a 57-year-old IDP (internally displaced person) and he has three kids. He lives with his family in the Bilasuvar region. Two of his children are married and l...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaGeorge William is a hardworking, married man living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer and at the same time earns a government salary. He faces challenges of weather ch...Read their story >
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