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FarmingKyrgyzstanNurtozhihon is 49 years old, married, and she raises three children. She has a secondary education. She started her own business ten years ago with an initial capital of ...Read their story >
FoodEl SalvadorMarta, 44, is in a relationship. Her partner makes a living in agriculture. They have two children who study in the school of their village. Marta opened a small store 2...Read their story >
AgricultureSenegalSeynabou is a very serious woman who has been doing market gardening. She is the president of the sub-group CJFDT 41 which is affiliated to the Gathering of Young People a...Read their story >
DairyGeorgiaGita lives in Mestia in the mountain region of Svaneti together with her husband and their daughter. She has a small farm with two milk cows and a field. Thanks to the incr...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesUgandaFrancis lives in Kasese, Uganda. He is 46 years old and has four children who all go to school. Francis operates a hardware shop in order to earn a living. He gets addi...Read their story >
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