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FarmingKenyaBaraka is a group of farmers in Kuria West District in Kenya. The members joined the group to acquire skills and knowledge on improved farming methods. They are able to obt...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportNicaraguaManuel, 41 years old from Nandaime, Carazo, is a single father of three children, who are now grown up. He works in transportation, in the business of moto-taxis, which he ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorTeresa is 53 years old and lives with her son who attends school. She has had a store in her home for four years and has many customers who prefer to buy from her because ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSantos is in a couple, lives only with his life partner, and does not have relations abroad. He makes his living sowing bulk grains; he sows corn and beans from 6 a.m. to 2...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl Salvador43-year-old Martha went to school until the fifth grade. The reason she could not continue studying is because in that time the ninth grade did not exist. She grew up with ...Read their story >
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