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Charcoal SalesPalestineAlaa Eddin is a 29-year-old married man from Dier Al-Balah. He is a father of three sons. Alaa works as an employee in the public sector where he gets a low income. This in...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorWence, age 57, works in agriculture and cattle raising. He grew up with his parents, who taught him these activities. He is married. His wife supports him with household...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesEva is a food vendor from Iloilo, Philippines. She is 45 years old, married, and has six children. She sells home cooked food to the people in her area as her source of i...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaGrace's Group is formed by 16 farmers in Kakamega South District and is being represented by Grace, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 50 years old, is married ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorAna, 41, lives in her own house with her husband. She has been running a small store for a year and, with the income from sales has covered some of the household expenses....Read their story >
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