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DairyEl SalvadorRoberto, 40, sells dairy products so that he can provide his family with food to eat. He is married and lives together with his three children, who are all studying. H...Read their story >
RetailKenyaNoah is a married man who has four children. He describes himself as determined. He operates a retail business where he sells lumber. He has been involved in this business ...Read their story >
PoultryColombiaWith the dream of having a farm, Simón gets up every day to watch and feed his birds, since in them he puts his faith in progressing. He took advantage of the land that he ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaRose is 38 years old, married to Omuse, and they are blessed with four children, all of whom are older than 15. For over 19 years Rose has been selling assorted cereals an...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Benkadi 6 group are married women who are of an average age of 29 with three children. They all live in traditional families in Kancene, one of the vi...Read their story >
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