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HealthKenyaJamin is 60 years old and has 6 children. Jamin lives in Busakale village, Vihiga County, Kenya. Busakale village does not have a piped water supply so the community collec...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaMakvala is a 69-year-old pensioner woman, from the village Nazareni. She has a pensioner husband, a daughter, a son-in-law and 3 grandsons. The family is highly involved in...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaLinet’s group has nine group leader farmers and is located in Kakamega North District. The group leaders in this group represent a total of 81 individual farmers (not pict...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorDenis is 29 years old and has a partner. He completed only up to third grade of school due to the family's financial difficulties. Denis started to work from a very young a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMelisa is 28 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and little, 5 year-old daughter. Melisa is an employee of a nearby business, which affords her the opport...Read their story >
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