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RestaurantJordanWhen everything seems to be working against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind. This thought has helped motivate Yousef along his journey. Yousef...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPictured above is Zakaria, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 14 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. He is married and is a father to three children...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaColonel is a hardworking married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. A farmer who mainly grows coffee, he earns additional income from cattle rearing. He hopes to expand his co...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaGrace, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2010 a...Read their story >
RetailColombiaBrayan, age 21, has devoted himself to diverse work activities for some time. However, he has always had the wish in his mind to become involved in commerce. That is how,...Read their story >
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