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AgricultureHondurasMaria is 29 years old. She is in a common law marriage with her partner, with whom she has two children. They live in the San Rafael municipality in Lempira. She has always...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaIshmael is a member of this group in Busia District. He is pictured here in a group of 5 One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaJhoni lives in South Bogor, about one hour from Jakarta. Bogor is known as a rainy city. Jhoni manages a small shop selling snacks and mobile phone airtime credit. Jhoni ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMarlyn is 41 years old. She is a single mother and lives in a relative's home with her two children. She has run a small shop located at her residence for several years, wi...Read their story >
Grocery StorePalestineHani is a 40 year old, married man from Gaza City. He lives with his wife and children in a small, simple house. Hani works as a public sector employee where he earns a lo...Read their story >
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