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PigsPhilippinesRolando is 53 years old and lives in Mahayag, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. He is married and has 2 adult-age children. He has a shop that sells meat from his pig...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaChristine is a married woman and a mother of two who lives in Kaloleni. She sells green groceries, helped by her family. Christine is a very hardworking and enterprisin...Read their story >
RetailTajikistanSolihoma is a 45-year-old resident of a small district called Yavan. She is married, and her husband is 55 years old. The husband has a small furniture shop where he sells ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorMargarito is 62 years old. He is an entrepreneurial man who has experience in all kinds of businesses such as selling meat, dairy products, and vegetables. Currently, he li...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanAsolatkhon is 27 years old. She is married to a dekhan farmer. They have three children. The oldest child is 8 years old and he is a secondary school student. The younger c...Read their story >
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