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AgricultureEl SalvadorHerman, age 38, studied up to grade 9 and did not continue because his family could not pay for it. He had to travel long distances and stay overnight; but he also had to h...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaStephen has been in produce selling since 2000 and does farming, where he earns his income. He lives in Kagadi, Uganda, and is married. He is hardworking and desires to gro...Read their story >
Auto RepairNicaraguaMaura is married and has three children, but only one is in her care and receives her support. Maura is a primary school teacher. She is going through a difficult time ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaSanare is 43 years old and married. He and his spouse have been blessed with 10 children. Sanare is engaged in farming in Narok town where he grows cash crops and rears liv...Read their story >
JewelryPakistanParveen lives in Lahore, Pakistan, where she is a responsible mother of six children. Her husband owns an artificial jewelry shop, the family's only source of income. P...Read their story >
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