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FarmingArmeniaElmira and her husband live in Zovasar village. They are intensively involved in a farming business where they keep livestock of cows, lambs, calves, piglets and hens and c...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaNyongesa is 57 years old and has nine children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by thirteen farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. Nyongesa has be...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruCaciana belongs to the San Bartolomé de Tambo Real communal bank. She continues to make and sell cheese, milk, and yogurt. She is happy with the loan and she promises to ma...Read their story >
RetailKenyaPeninah is a married woman. She has two children. She describes herself to be honest.
She operates a retail business where she sells cups, plates, and other ite...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello world! Meet Koech, a 37-year-old entrepreneur from Kamaget village, South Rift Kenya. Koech practices mixed farming for a living. He also engages in side businesses t...Read their story >
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