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FarmingRwandaFaustin, pictured with his hand raised, is a 33-year-old married father of two children, ages two and five years, neither of whom yet go to school. Married to a business wo...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanOn the photo you can see a 51-year old woman living in the [Spitamen] region. Her name is Zuvayda. She is married and has children. Zuvayda does not remain idle at home. Sh...Read their story >
DairyKenyaEbiy is 52 years old, married to Robert and blessed with six children between 33 years and 8years old. She has been in dairy farming for the last 15 years, from which ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesJordanBasema is 54 years old and lives in Wihdat. She is a mother of six children, and she wants to provide a comfortable life to them.
Her husband has a sewing shop,...Read their story >
DairyKenyaJohn is a 41 years old and he supports 11 family members. He has been a dairy farmer for the last eight years and the business earns him a monthly income of KES 12,000....Read their story >
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