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FarmingMaliThe Benkadi V group consists of eight married women who on average are 35 years old with four children, all living in polygamous families in Sirakoro, one of the villages o...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Wolale D group are married women who on average are 39 years old with three children, all living in traditional families in Cinzara, a village in the...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesBurundiLambert belongs to the Imitima group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 35 years old and married to Yollande, who is a trader. They have three children together, ranging from th...Read their story >
RetailMozambiqueFenias lives with his wife and 2 children who are both minors, he is 34 years old and has finished high school. He works as a policeman and also has a business which is run...Read their story >
RetailColombiaIngry is a young woman of 25 years of age, very visionary and a believer that she is in this world to achieve great things. She works selling merchandise such as bags, a...Read their story >
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