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CerealsMaliMr. ADAMA was born in 1976 in GOLOKODOUGOU P/KADIOLO. He is a married father of six residing in their large traditional family in N’GOLOKODOUGOU, a village in Commune de L...Read their story >
Traveling SalesParaguayRuben is 33 years old and lives with his partner. He has been a merchant for more than nine years. Ruben started out working as an assistant for one of his neighbors. Af...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorRoberto is forty-four years old, he attended school until the sixth grade. Now he is married and his wife sells tortillas. They have three children together, the youngest...Read their story >
FoodUgandaNyasio is 34-year-old married man with one child living in Kasese Uganda. He sells and mines crude salt, having been in business for five years. It is his sole source of in...Read their story >
General StoreMaliBorn around 1972 in BOUGOULA, Mr. DRAMANE lives with his two children and wife in a traditional family in Sous-Préfecture de SANANKOROBA, Région de Koulikoro (Republic of M...Read their story >
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