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Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorManuel lives in his own house with his family. For several years now he has made a living growing corn. When his harvest is ready he sells it in the surrounding areas. ...Read their story >
RetailCongo (DRC)The customer, Igwabi, is a businesswoman and member of the "Amour M" Banc Villageois. She is a customer of IMF Hekima and married to a technician; she is 38 years old and m...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaVannak is a 28-year-old mother with a young child. They live in Moung Russey district of Battambang province, She earns an income growing rice and working as a paid wo...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasHelder, 25 years old, is single and does not have children. He lives with his parents and siblings in a village in the city of Intibucá. He has always earned a living t...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaPerise is 30 years old and married with 6 children. She runs a small business selling ice-cakes, taro, bananas and vegetables in her community. She has been doing this for ...Read their story >
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