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DairyKenyaThe person raising up her hand is called Esther. She is 66 years old, married and the mother of six children. She joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in 2012 aspiring to be ...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineOsama is a 29-year-old married man from Jabalia city. He lives with his wife in a small house. He works as an employee in the public sector where he gets a low income which...Read their story >
AgricultureGeorgiaRamin is a 54-year-old, married man. He lives in Zugdidi district with his wife and two children. Ramin keeps busy running his agricultural business. He owns four beehives ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorSantos is 52 years old and lives with his sister and her children. He works to get ahead. In the area where he lives, it is very common to sell livestock. Santos does th...Read their story >
RetailKenyaJohn is a married man. He has 4 children. He operates a retail business where he sells torch, polythene bags, umbrellas, radios and other items. He has been involved in thi...Read their story >
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