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FarmingSamoaFialelei is 46 years old and married with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. Sh...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaSince 1995, Wilfred has lived on and farmed his 3.5 acre farmland situated on the outskirts of Nyamira, Kenya. Since then, his family and business have grown in more ways t...Read their story >
General StoreGuatemalaAmalia is a very hard-working woman who has improved herself thanks to the loan she received previously. Now her store is better stocked and her income has improved. But ...Read their story >
General StoreVietnamThuong, a 38-year-old married woman, lives in Ho Chi Minh City. Her husband is a businessman. She has three children. She runs a general store that sells a variety of basic...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaArmine lives with her daughter and husband in Kapan city in the Syunik region of Armenia. Armine has a good education and for many years she worked as an accountant. After ...Read their story >
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