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AgricultureKenyaRaphael's Group is formed by 10 farmers in Kakamega North District and is being represented by Raphael, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 40 years old, is marri...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMary is a married woman. She has 3 children with ages ranging from 3 years to 10 years. She describes herself as honest. Mary operates a retail business where she sells ...Read their story >
FoodColombiaMaria is a hard-working 48 year old woman of modest means who's responsible, cordial, cheerful, and works from home selling food such as lunches, and fiambres (delicious me...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaFrancis is a 49-year-old proud father of five children. He is a group leader, often described as a very reliable person, and is representing his group of 10 farmers in Bute...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaMoses is a 33-year-old hardworking married man with a baby of 9 months. He lives in Kamwenge, Uganda. He is a farmer, mainly growing coffee and sugar cane. He also earns mo...Read their story >
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