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FishingSamoaAntonina is a 24 year old single woman with no children. She runs a small fishing business in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience with this busines...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaFiloi is 45 years old and divorced with seven children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She...Read their story >
CerealsBurundiLéonidas is a member of the Abahizi II Group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 27 years old and married to Marie, a retailer. Together they have three children aged between t...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesKenyaThe person raising his hand in the photo is Johana, a member of Bekiki boda Youth Group. He is 47 years old, married and a father of 3 children. He joined Hand in Hand East...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaBasibika is 55 years old and supports a family of five members. She has been practicing small-scale farming for the last 17 years earning an income of KES 7,000 per mon...Read their story >
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