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General StoreUgandaMoses, 35, is married with 2 children who are 2 and 4 years old. He is a subsistence agriculturalist but also does retail business from his village in Nyakahita, Bushen...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaMaria is a very skilled farmer with experience in many areas of agriculture, an innate talent for teamwork and a great entrepreneurial mind. She has coffee crops that she ...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaBy cultivating fruit, David is able to support his family. He is carrying out a family tradition by working in agriculture, where the knowledge of farming is passed down t...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesTajikistanMohiniso is a hardworking woman. She was born in a remote district in the northern part of Tajikistan. She is living with her family in the village. After the death of her ...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorJose, lives with his brother and nephews, he is in the business of rearing chickens and his brother has other economic activities. He began his business approximately one y...Read their story >
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