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AgricultureKenyaBetty is 26 years old and is often described as a very hard-working individual. She is married and has three children. As her group's leader, Betty is representing her grou...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanHalima is 53 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She has a secondary education and she has been involved in animal husbandry and agriculture for the past...Read their story >
TaxiPakistanNoreen is a responsible mother of two children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing transportation services by driving a taxi for five years. ...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorLidia is 53 years old. She completed first grade at school. She is married and has nine children, five of whom still live with her and four of them go to school. Her husban...Read their story >
Education providerUgandaGreetings from Uganda! This is Deo. He is the Head Teacher of Kamuli Mixed Happy Hours Primary School, a mixed gender school in the rural area of Kamuli with 1,200 students...Read their story >
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