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Renewable Energy ProductsKenyaErick, Florence and Joel are independent distributors of energy-efficient cookstoves in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. Through their ventures, they are able to ear...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorConcepción is 65 years old. She lives in her own home with her grandson. She has sold clothing and shoes as a street vendor in different markets for 15 years. She has a lot...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanShehnaz is a 41-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of four children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. He has been run...Read their story >
Higher education costsPhilippinesJosephine is from Ilagan City, Isabela. She is married with two children. Her husband works as a laborer while she operates their sari sari store. Though both of them are e...Read their story >
DairyUgandaDavid, 60, is a brilliant and resilient smallholder mixed-farmer from rural western Uganda. Even at his age, he is still the caring family man who is committed to his dear ...Read their story >
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