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Phone Use SalesIndonesiaSamsuri is a father of three who lives wth his family in Cianjur, a small city situated at the foot of Mount Gede-Pangrango, West Java. He manages a small stall that sells ...Read their story >
DairyKenyaThis is Benard. He practices Dairy farming in Kericho Kenya. Benard has been rearing dairy cows and his major challenge is maintaining a stable supply of milk especially du...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesPepita works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 31 years now. Pepita reques...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineSergei has big plans for his second harvest and hopes to double his revenue. He has been investing everything back in his business. He recently inherited a piece of land fr...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaMere is 42 years old and married with six children. She has a small plantation where she grows bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doi...Read their story >
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