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JewelryLebanonAli is a 29-year-old married father of two children who has been working in selling silver, stainless steel, and Brazilian gold accessories for thirteen years. He is is fa...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThis is the Nuru International group of three farmers called Mwangaza A. It is based within Kuria West District. The members of the group came together in order to grow so...Read their story >
ConstructionGeorgiaGulnara is a 51-year-old widowed woman. She lives with her daughter and pensioner mother-in-law. Gulnara is involved in agricultural activities. In particular, she has 2 co...Read their story >
AgricultureArmeniaManik is an experienced agronomist from the Goravan village in the Ararat region. She lives with her husband, daughter and son. Manik's husband and daughter work in the pri...Read their story >
Food MarketUgandaMargret is 48 years old and lives in the town of Kalisizo in Uganda. She is married and has four children with one of them currently in school. For the past 10 years, Margr...Read their story >
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