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FarmingKenyaFerdinand, pictured above, has 7 children and is always described as a very experienced farmer, which is why he was selected to become the group leader of his group. Ferdin...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanKamal has cows. He has been in this business for many years. He is married and has two children. Kamal's elder daughter is married, and his younger son is studying at Unive...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesTajikistanDostonbek, 25, is a hardworking young man. He was born and grew up in a village called Nidzhoni. He is married but doesn't have any children yet. He has a two-room house...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanAigul is 48 years old and she is married with five children. She currently works raising livestock and growing crops. In addition to having practical experience in raisin...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorDelmis sells chicken sandwiches and clothing. She works as a street vendor from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. She started her business because she needed to generate financial resour...Read their story >
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