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FarmingCambodiaSaray is 41 years old and married. She lives with her husband and four sons in a rural area located in the Prey Chhor district, Cambodia. She is a farmer who has grown rice...Read their story >
AgricultureGuatemalaGregorio Rufino is 36 years old (he is third on the left in the photo, wearing a red checked shirt) and lives in the Santa Lucía Utatlán municipality of the Sololá departme...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesLuzviminda works hard to support her family. She is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Luzviminda requested a 22,000 PHP loan through NWTF to pu...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaMary Gorreti is 30 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has seven children who are all currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaLos Claveles de Vista Hermosa Duo María Sandra is in charge of this group. She has made clothing items such as beach shoes, pants, and shirts in different sizes and colo...Read their story >
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