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AgricultureColombiaLuz is a humble and hard working farmer with the drive and spunk that distinguishes the men and women of the countryside. She is a woman with an enterprising spirit. ...Read their story >
LivestockEcuadorAngel is 35 years old. married and has three children. He lives in Guaranda, in the province of Bolivar, in a community called Nueva Esperanza Visote. He works buying and s...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaLeonardo is a 55-year-old man, a humble and hardworking farmer located in the municipality Yarumal. He is married, and from his marriage, 5 children were born for whom he h...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesTeresita is married and she works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from pig fattening. Te...Read their story >
DairyKenyaAs a mother of one lovely angel, Caren's great desire is to see her child grow to become a professional. It is what encourages Caren and fills her with enthusiasm. Kare...Read their story >
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