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General StoreEl SalvadorSonia, 36 years old, lives in her own house with her husband and her son. She has a small store in her residence where she sells a variety of products such as candies, soda...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaJane, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 20 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 12 farmers in Webuye District. She is 43 years old, is married an...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJohn is a 52-year-old proud father of 12 children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing his group of 16 farmers in Ka...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaBetty is married with six children, three of whom go to school. She has no additional family members. Betty resides with her family and has access to electricity and piped ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJudith is 29 years old and married with one child.
She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 13,0...Read their story >
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