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FarmingUgandaPascal lives in Fort Portal, Uganda and is a member of Rwengwara Farmers' Group, where each member guarantees the other to get a loan. He is an active farmer growing food c...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaMadina Khaitsa is 35 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke, in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school....Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 38-year-old Alpha from Wara Wara in Freetown. He is married with 3 children between the ages of two and 13 years. He started this busi...Read their story >
FoodKenyaJackline owns a food stall business for neighbors and town-dwellers. Competition is a major challenge she faces, but she is working hard to be the best business lady. Wi...Read their story >
Food StallUgandaAlex is a thirty-six-year-old married man with four children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He trades in cocoa and sells it to cocoa agents in the area. He has been in the t...Read their story >
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