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AgricultureHondurasJesús Armando is a 45 year old coffee producer. He has 30 years experience growing coffee and every day he puts new production techniques into practice. Jesús Armando is ma...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJerry is a fisherman from Bien Unido, Bohol. He is a married man with an 11-year-old dependent. He has been engaged in fishing for more than 20 years now. This business has...Read their story >
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General StoreSamoaPerelini is a 32-year-old mother with three children. She runs a convenience store in her village to earn a living. Perelini requested a loan to buy a freezer, box of chick...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaGodfrey is 28 years old, married and supports four children. He has been a small-scale farmer for the last four years, earning an income of KES 10,000 per month. He has ...Read their story >
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