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FarmingCambodiaSakhut is from the Ro Veang district of Preah Vihea province. She is 36 years old and married with four children. Three of the children are attending school, while another...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorAntonio is 47 years old. From a young age he learned to work the land and so for years he has earned a living growing corn and beans. He lives with his two children in his ...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesVilma, a widow, makes a good living with every crop on her coconut farm in Aloran, Philippines. This is her means of supporting her family. Vilma was able to provide he...Read their story >
RetailYemenWaseem is 23 years old, single, and an educated man. He lives with his family in a very bad condition in a poor area in Aden, Yemen. He started working hard by raising ...Read their story >
Veterinary SalesUgandaJosephat is a hardworking 55-year-old married man with seven children. He sells veterinary drugs in Kasese, Uganda. He gets additional income from a monthly salary alongsid...Read their story >
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