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FarmingGhanaBenjamin is a member of Adom Howin Group. He is 44 this year and happily married with four children. His eldest is fourteen while his youngest is only six. All four of his ...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaMuhammadu is a 45-year-old farmer from Kwakwa. As a Babban Gona member, Muhammadu is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a tra...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJosé Antonio works growing basic grain (corn and millet) and, in addition to jocote (for export as a part of a cooperative that sends these products to an ethnic market loc...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLoida is 38 years old and married with four children. Loida works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested an 11,000 PHP...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaRené is a veterinarian with a lot of experience in the field. He is a humble and unassuming man with a lot of charisma and enough energy to enable anything to grow. Re...Read their story >
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