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AgricultureEl SalvadorCarlos, 38 years old, is married, went to school up to the sixth grade, and lives with his wife and their 2 children. Carlos gets up at 4:30 am with his wife to begin th...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaSalome is 56 years old and supports her family of 4 members. She has been practicing small-scale farming for the last 7 years, earning an income of 9,000 KES per month. ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaDephine is 26 years old, married to Paul and she supports a family of six family members.
She has been a farmer for the last two years and the business earns he...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaNary has been a cassava and rice farmer for twenty-eight years, living in Kampong Cham province. She is 46 years old and a mother of four children. Her crops not growing we...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorVilma is 52 years old and lives in her own house with her life partner. She makes a living by selling pupusas and other foods, and has 12 years of experience in her busines...Read their story >
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