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FarmingKenyaPictured above is Patrick, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. He is 41 years old and, as a group leader, he is representing his group of nine farmers i...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaProem, 59 years old, lives in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province. She has four children, two of whom are dependent on her. To support her family, Proem grows cass...Read their story >
Animal SalesEcuadorMiguel Ángel lives in Santo Domingo de las Tsachilas, a city in the coastal region with a comfortable climate. It is a very commercial city which is considered an inland po...Read their story >
TourismGeorgiaRuslan is 34 years old. He lives in Batumi with his wife and two children. Ruslan has a car. He serves local people as a taxi driver and thereby generates income. He decide...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesJarde, 57, is married with three adult-age children. Her major source of income is buying and selling grocery items. She has been in this business for 13 years already. The...Read their story >
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