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AgricultureKenyaSimon is a 34-year-old man who is married and blessed with two children aged six and two years old. He has been practicing cash-crop farming for the last 10 years and makes...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaThis is a solidary group consisting of three hardworking partners and coordinated by Maria de Jesus, 49 years old and in a relationship. For five years, she has been makin...Read their story >
TransportationAzerbaijanNidjat is 27 years old, married and has a newborn child. He is living with his family in the Abseron region, but they are Internally Displaced Persons from Agdam city. Nidj...Read their story >
CafeTanzaniaElibariki is the father of two schooling sons and is in his early thirties. He is married and for eight years has been running a cafe selling cold soft drinks and bites lik...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaHan (in the photo) lives in a village across the Mekong River, approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has six children, two sons and four daughters. Four...Read their story >
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