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AgricultureKyrgyzstanBaktygul is 45 years old, married and a mother of 2 children. She has a specialized secondary education and has been involved in animal husbandry and farming for many years...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorCelina, 19, lives with her father, and they're making progress together through her job. Celina earns a living selling a variety of new clothing that she sells in differen...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNigeriaShuaibu is a maize farmer from Dogon Fako village in Kaduna state. Before he became a Babban Gona member, Shuaibu would have had to sell his maize for low prices soon after...Read their story >
PigsColombiaAlexander is a single man who, from the age of 10, has shown a great interest in entrepreneurship and in being his own boss, creating resources based on his ideas and his a...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanGadoyboy lives in the Ganchinski region. He is 58 years old. He is married and has four children. Gadoyboy has a secondary education. He has been raising livestock for more...Read their story >
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