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DairyKenyaKennedy is 45 years old, married to Sarah and blessed with five children. He has been a dairy farmer for the last 12 years and earns a monthly income of KES 10,000 from the...Read their story >
PubColombiaJose, 65, is a charismatic, hard-working man who always has enjoyed working independently, managing his time, being his own boss and not having to report to anyone. At h...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaGordon is a hardworking, single man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He operates a retail shop to earn income to support his family. He also earns extra income from farming and ...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaA mother of two schoolchildren living in Kratie Province, Hoeun is 32 years old. For her living, she grows cassava as the single main source of income. She has been involve...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaElia is 35 years old. He is married with three children ranging in age from one to 10 years. Two of them go to school. He is a farmer and has been producing rice for 20 yea...Read their story >
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