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FarmingEcuadorSr. José, age 54, is a determined man who maintains a solid marriage. He has six children who range in age from 27 to 11. His wife does not work, but helps out with the b...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Sabougnouman 4 groups are married women averaging 28 years of age, with two children. They mainly live in traditional families in Kapala, a township i...Read their story >
PoultryZimbabweCynthia is a 19-year-old businesswoman from the Mudzi district of Zimbabwe. She has been successfully operating a poultry project for a period of five months, after realizi...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaDandila is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Dandila joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children: Isiya,Thomas, and Musa. Dandila is ex...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesCambodiaMarath, 22, is single and lives with his mother in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. He works as a tailor and can earn approximately $5 per day. He would like to apply for ...Read their story >
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