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AgricultureCambodiaA resident from the Chhloung district of Kratie province, Sokken is 40 years old and a mother of two dependent children. One of her children is in school and the other one ...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaCarolyne is 27 years old and is often described as a very friendly person. She has four children and is married. As a group leader, Carolyne is representing her group of 11...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorFlor, 40, had the opportunity to go to university and has a degree in business administration. She is married, and her husband is a businessman. She has two children, who a...Read their story >
RetailColombiaRubén is an enterprising man who has the drive to push forward and make progress. For the past year, he has been selling products through catalogs such as clothes, accesso...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesGuatemalaManuel es un hombre humilde y perseverante de 31 años de edad, esta solo unido con su señora con la que tiene cuatro hijos de las edades entre uno y catorce años, ellos viv...Read their story >
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