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FarmingPhilippinesIdalyn is married with three children. She is 36 years old, and lives in Libertad Alto, Sinacaban, Philippines. Idalyn is a farmer, and grows bananas and coconuts to...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesHelen is married with one child. She is 60 years old and lives in Tipan, Sinacaban, Philippines. Helen is a farmer and grows fruit and vegetable crops to earn a living. ...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesMary Jane takes care of their farm with her husband and children, where they grow bananas and coconuts. They've been farming for six years and earn well to sustain their li...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesLuisa is married with five children and helps her husband manage their own farm for a living. To earn additional income, she started her business buying and selling coconu...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesPacita is a hard-working entrepreneur who has a business farming bananas in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 11,500 through NWTF to buy fertilizer and other farm s...Read their story >
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