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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesRazel is 43 years old and lives in Matugas Bajo, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children now adult or school aged. Razel earns a living from snack v...Read their story >
Office SuppliesSierra LeoneThis is 38-year-old Abu. He is married, and has three children aged 14, 10, and 3 years. Two are school-going children. Abu owns a stationery business. Working 6 days a...Read their story >
AgricultureSamoaAsia is a 36-year-old mother with 4 children who has a small business selling vegetables (cabbage, eggplant, cucumber) in her community to earn a living. She has been doing...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesGenerosa is a widow with 5 adult children. She lives in Oroquieta. She became a regular member of PMPC and has actively participated in the various programs and services of...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaInnocent is 48 years old. He is married with eight children aged between 7 and 25 years. They all go to school. He is a farmer and he has been growing maize for the past 11...Read their story >
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