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Animal SalesSenegalThis group was created on 21 December 2012 at the inauguration of the 'banc villageois' Maka Séreres. It is made up of women who get on very well and work to support one a...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaRita is a farmer who is already highly skilled in animal breeding. She keeps two cows and seven calves. Rita lives with her three grown children in Litchk village. Agricult...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaThis group is made up of three enterprising ladies. Damaris is 34 years old, married, and has three young children she supports. She has been selling fried pork and new c...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorArístides is 25 years old and lives in the canton. His partner is a housewife and also tends to the family store they own. They have a 5-year-old child and the three of the...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCoralia is 27 years old and single. She lives in her own home with her grandparents. Coralia has made a living by selling beauty products in her community for the last four...Read their story >
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