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AgricultureHondurasSra. Angélica is 35 years old. She has a partner and a son. For ten years she has earned her living in agriculture, growing mainly coffee. She learned about farming from he...Read their story >
CattleUgandaChristopher is 36 years old, married, and has six children. He owns cattle in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He started with capital saved from his boda boda (motorcycle) transport busi...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorEugenio is 45 years old and lives in his own house with his family. He is in agriculture for a living. He grows corn and beans. He sells them in different markets that are ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJanet works hard to support her family. Janet is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 15 years now. Janet reque...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanSitora is 23 years old. She is a hardworking country woman from the Nosiri Khusrav District. Sitora is married and is a mother for a two-year-old child. Her husband current...Read their story >
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