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Farm SuppliesKenyaPauline's Group consists of 12 farmers in Webuye District and is being represented by Pauline, who is the group leader. She is 28 years old, married, and has three children...Read their story >
General StoreBoliviaThe communal bank “VIRGEN DE COPACABANA 2015” is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana centre.The group has 8 members and is run by a ma...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaRodah, pictured above, has been a farmer for 7 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 14 farmers in Webuye District. She is 37 years old, is married and has 7 ch...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaA villager living in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province, Chanthorn is 59 years old. She is the mother of five children, one of whom is dependent on her. She grows...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaRichard is a forty-one-year old married man with five children living in Bundibugyo-Uganda. He rents cocoa gardens for a profit and this is his major business. He work...Read their story >
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