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PubUgandaFrank is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kinoni in the Masaka region of Uganda. He is married and has two children, who are all currently in school. For the past four...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaVane is 29 years old. She is married to Wilfred and supports a family of 2 children. She has been practicing farming for the last 6 years, earning KES 8,000 per month. ...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Evelyn works hard to support her family. She has a bread vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaRebecca is 39 years old and lives in the town of Mukono in the Mukono region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past 4...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMetzilyn is 32 years old and married with three children. With all three of her children in school, Metzilyn works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general sto...Read their story >
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