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Food StallBoliviaMaria is 28 years old, single, and has no children. Her business is selling fast food. She is enterprising, independent, consistent, patient, friendly, responsible and hard...Read their story >
Education providerPakistanAbdul Waheed has been running a school for the last 13 years. There are over 230 students in his school, out of which over 100 are girls. He believes in the education prosp...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJohn is 74 years old and, as the group leader of his group, he is representing 10 farmers in Kakamega North District. He is looking forward to be working with One Acre Fund...Read their story >
RetailKenyaJoseph is a married man. He has one child. He describes himself to be hardworking.
He operates a retail business where he sells tyres. He has been involved in t...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaGaudencia is a 40-year-old proud mother of 7 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 14 farmers ...Read their story >
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