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FarmingKyrgyzstanGulmira is 43 years old, married, and the mother of five children. Her husband and children help her with her work. Gulmira has a secondary education. She rears animals and...Read their story >
AgricultureGuatemalaBenjamín is a 34 year old man. He is single and has a beautiful family of three children, between the ages of 3 and 7. This humble family in the community of Sololá. In ...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaDonald is a small coffee grower with more than 15 years of experience in this field. Since he was a baby, he's been involved in the coffee growing trade, as his family and ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaVeronica, 27, comes from Biego village in the Nyamira region of Kenya. This year, Veronica celebrates her eighth year in marriage with Thomas, the father of her two childre...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesColombiaAngel is a cheerful, smiling man, a person who knows how to lift the spirits of others with an eloquent word that brings a laugh. He works selling fruit such as plantains, ...Read their story >
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