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FarmingKenyaNorah is a 50-year-old proud mother of 10 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 10 farmers in ...Read their story >
DairyKenyaEdinah is 35 years old and married. She supports a family of 13 members. Edinah has been practicing farming for the last 14 years, earning a monthly income of 6,500 KES. ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaTapuni is a 40-year-old single woman with three children. She makes and sells Samoan fried chips in her community to earn a living. She has nine years of experience with th...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanKimyo is a hardworking woman. She was born in the northern part of Tajikistan in 1963. She lives in small village with her family. She is married and has 12 years practice ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEcuadorGuadalupe, 19, was born in the city of Latacunga. She is a single mother of a two year old son. She is obligated to work to take care of her son. Currently she lives in...Read their story >
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