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PoultryPalestineMohammad is 21 years old and he lives in Gaza His life conditions prevented him from completing his higher education. Now, he has a poultry farm, with two employees. He ...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorJaime, 50, was unable to go to school, unfortunately, because his parents could not afford it due to poverty. He is married and his wife makes chicken and red bean tamales...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesHelen is 55 years old and lives in Baga, Panaon, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married with two children. Helen earns a living from her salary as the School P...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaVidas is in her late 40s and is a widow with three children. One of her children is still at school and the other two have finished. Since 2002, Vidas has worked selling cl...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaDickson is a member of this group in Busia District. He is pictured here in a group of 6 One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of 55 indiv...Read their story >
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