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FarmingSamoaIulai is a 41-year-old mother with six children. She runs a business selling bananas and taro in her community to earn a living. Iulai requested a loan to buy banana tube (...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasJorge is 65 years old. He is the father of 2 children and lives with his wife. His primary work is coffee growing and agriculture. He has worked in this field for more than...Read their story >
DairyKenyaGeorge is a smallholder farmer based in Nkubu, which is an area in Kenya that is rain-fed and fertile for agriculture. He is newly married and has 1 child. He makes a livin...Read their story >
FoodSenegalThis group] has been created on November 2, 2006 at the launch of its banc villageois. The group is composed of women who have a good rapport and team spirit. They mainly...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCelcilia is 45 years old and lives together with her husband and their only son who is 24 years old. They've managed to provide for themselves with a lot of effort. Sh...Read their story >
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