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FarmingKenyaAbel is a member of Makhese S.H.G Group in Webuye District. He is pictured here in a group of three One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total...Read their story >
PigsUgandaEmmanuel is 32 years old and lives in the town of Abaita Ababiri in the region of Kampala, in western Uganda. He is married and has two children. For the past three years, ...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaVincent is 40 years old and is married with six children. He earns his income through the sale of crops, livestock and earns a monthly wage as a Community Knowledge Worker ...Read their story >
Soft DrinksBurundiFérdinand is part of the Mucungwe group, and lives in Bubanza. He is 41 years old, and married to Suzanne. Together they have six children, aged between three and eightee...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaJenny is 34 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in Uganda. She is married and has two children, currently in school. For the past 13 years, Jenny has been working ...Read their story >
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