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FarmingKenyaEvans is 37 years old, married and supports a family of 7 members. He has been practicing small scale farming for the last 9 years earning KES 7,000 per month. Evans ha...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanElnura is 30 years old, married and the mother of four children. She has secondary education and has worked with agriculture for 11 years. Thanks to Elnura's persistent wor...Read their story >
ClothingPalestineMohammad is a 19-year-old single man from Khan Younis city. He lives with his family in a simple house. Two years ago, Mohammad decided to start his own business, which is ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaYarlen is 34 years old and runs a hair-dressing salon in his home in the municipality of Soledad. Working outside in the fresh air, Yarlen learned this art from his mother,...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanThis is Nigina. She is 33 and lives in the Bohtar region. She is a responsible and hospitable woman who is pleasant to talk to. She lives with her husband and two children ...Read their story >
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