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FarmingKenyaHello world! Meet Mongare, a farmer in Nyamira. Mongare is involved in maize, poultry and dairy farming. He engages in milk and egg production for commercial purposes as op...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaSilaumea is 42 years old and unmarried with three children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the mar...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesUgandaTadeo used the previous loan to buy beans and maize, which he sold for good yields. He has continued with the same business of selling produce alongside growing food crops ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAida is a married woman with six children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Aida is 50 years old and has two children who are still in school. Aida has a fish ven...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMercedita is 48 years old and married with three children, one of whom is in school. Mercedita works very hard to provide for them. Mercedita runs a general store in the...Read their story >
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