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Food Production/SalesColombiaThis is Sandra, a woman of character and good will, who wants to progress and get her family ahead. About two years ago, Sandra decided to start a business making and se...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesUgandaCharles is 39 years old and lives in the town of Kyengera in the Kampala west region of Uganda. He is married and has 6 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaPili is a married woman. She has three children. She describes herself to be ambitious. She operates a retail business where she sells flour, cooking oil, soap, sugar, and ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYesica is 20 years old, single, and lives in her own house with her father, her mother, and her family. She is an enterprising young woman who has put all her charisma and ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaAgnes, pictured above, has been a farmer for 15 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 10 farmers in Kakamega North District. She is 34 years old, is married and...Read their story >
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