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Liquor Store / Off-LicenseUgandaLazmus is aged 38 and lives in Hoima, Uganda. He brews waragi and stocks it for sale. He earns additional income from farming and rentals. He hopes to have a more modernize...Read their story >
Phone RepairEl SalvadorCesar is 31 years old. He studied through high school. His wife is 30 years old and has her own beauty salon in the center of the city. They have three children; one is 1 y...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruMarina is 50 years old. She is a single mother of 4 children, of which only one lives with her because he or she is still a minor. She owns a house made of wood, where she ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaCleophas is a member of this group in the Chwele District. He is pictured here in a group of 5 One Acre Fund farmers who are group leaders. (The field officer is also incl...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosé, 51, only studied until 3rd grade because of circumstances beyond his control, so he started working in agriculture at an early age. He lives with his partner, who ta...Read their story >
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