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FarmingKenyaThis group is a Nuru International group of four farmers called Kengate B Group based in Kuria West District. The members of the group came together in order to grow social...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesUgandaTom is a 30-year-old, married man with four children, living in Kagadi, Uganda. He deals in produce-selling, a barber shop, and a public address system. His dream is to bui...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaNyangoto is a Nuru International group of farmers in the Kuria West District in Kenya. The members joined the group to acquire skills and knowledge about improved farming m...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaThe Moises group is made up of three hard-working members who are described as fighters. One of them is Maria Teresa, who is 37 years old and married. Her business is selli...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanAlisher is 24 years old. He is a young businessman. Alisher works in the area of clothing sales. He rented out a vendor space to sell clothing five years ago and now sells ...Read their story >
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