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PubColombiaDuván is 30 years old and single. He used to work on an estate in a rural area. With bigger aspirations, Duván decided to move to a town and there he bought a bar a year a...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaTumu is a married woman with three children all under her care. They own a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and sc...Read their story >
RetailUgandaRossette is 41 years old and lives in the town of Fortportal in the Fortportal region of Uganda. She is married and has two children with none of them currently in school. ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJairus’s group has 5 group leader farmers and is located in Webuye District. The group leaders in this group represent a total of 46 individual farmers (not pictured) who a...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseTanzaniaMartha, who is aged early 30s, is currently running a business selling soft drinks, beers, spirits and wine (an off-licence business). With her husband's support, Martha ha...Read their story >
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