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Grocery StorePhilippinesWelijaida is a 57 years old and married. She engaged in a sari-sari store business to help her husband as a farmer for a living. She aims for a better living of her family,...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJane is 27 years old, married and supports a family with a child. She has been practicing small-scale farming for the last four years, earning KES 5,000 per month.
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Spare PartsPhilippinesHerminia is 62 years old, a widowed mother of two children. She has been engaged in selling auto accessories in the market for seven years and she is still eager to man...Read their story >
TransportationPeruKelvin Rolando is 25 years old and in a common-law marriage. He lives with his partner and son, who is a minor, in the village of Puente Techin, in the district of Pucará,...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaMarkus is a Babban Gona maize farmer from Gayya Village. Markus joined Babban Gona to improve the lives of his family and children. Since joining Babban Gona, he no longer ...Read their story >
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