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Clothing SalesKyrgyzstanJyrgal is 25 years old and not married. She started her own business in selling men's and women's clothing in 2012, using a starting capital of 50,000 som (KGS). Having b...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanDilmurod is a 25 year-old young man who works in animal husbandry in his city, Konibodom. Dilmurod is married and has two sons. He and his family live with his parents. ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaSamvel is an experienced farmer from Griboyedov village of the Armavir region. He lives with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters (4 and 1 year old)....Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJoseph is a member of Ngachi Group in Webuye District. He is pictured here in a group of six One Acre Fund group-leader farmers. (The field officer is also in the photo, st...Read their story >
TransportationArmeniaEduard is 55 years old and he lives in Kapan city in Syunik region. Eduard is the father of three very nice girls. For many years he worked at the shoe factory, but after i...Read their story >
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