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FishingPhilippinesAlex is a 35-year-old fisherman from Concepcion, Iloilo. He has been in the fishing business for more than 15 years now. This is his source of income. Alex is a hardwor...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLenie is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fishing business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 12,000 through NWTF to buy fishing materials like wood, bamboo, ...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanMunira sews wonderful national Tajik women's dresses. She is a 27-year-old woman who is married and has four children. Her husband is a kind man who tries to help her with ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanMaksatkan is 36 years old, married, and the mother of five children. All her children go to school and also help her at home. Maksatkan has a higher education but she's b...Read their story >
FarmingKenya"Heliam is 42 years old and has five children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 10 farmers in Kakamega North District, Kenya. Heliam has bee...Read their story >
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