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FarmingKenyaRichard, a father of three, lives in the remote village of Mosobeti in Nyamira, an area known to have high demand for poultry products. Richard practices mixed farming, gro...Read their story >
FarmingColombiaLuis has been farming for 10 years. Every day he gets up for work and attends to the land on which he grows his crops, primarily coffee. He learned this trade through tri...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaFelecian is a permanent resident of Katembe, a village in Isingiro district, aged 43 years old. He is married with six children and one dependent from his uncle who died fo...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorCandida is 40 years old and a single mother. She lives in her own house with her daughters, who are 24 and 15 years old. The older one works and helps her economically. ...Read their story >
VehicleEl SalvadorJosé is 57 years old, is a very hardworking man, has worked in a metal workshop for more than thirty years, is married for the second time and doesn't have any children. Hi...Read their story >
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