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AgricultureAzerbaijanIrada is 46 years old and she is married with two children. Her husband is a gardener. Her kids study at school. They live in an old house with no bath house. Irada works a...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesNicaraguaJuana continues with her plans for the future which are to improve her house and lifestyle. She is currently employed and her husband helps with the crop farming. The l...Read their story >
BakerySamoaMoetoto is a 54-year-old mother with 6 children. She operates a small business of selling pancakes, buns and pork cakes in her community to earn a living. She has been doin...Read their story >
Cheese MakingBoliviaThe communal bank Nuevo Crecer is starting its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer within the Copacabana regional hub. It comprises nine members, and Celia is President of the boar...Read their story >
Grocery StoreKenyaThe person raising her hand in the photo is Agusta, a member of Zeka Women Group that joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in the year 2012 to benefit from training in enterp...Read their story >
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