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Fish SellingPhilippinesAs a married mother of six children, Nenita works hard to support her family. She has a fish vending business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from a ...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorCarlos has had good results with the use of loans. His harvests are abundant and he has had no health or any other type of problem so he can keep working and covering the f...Read their story >
LivestockEl Salvador45 year old Carlos did not go to school. He has a partner who is a domestic worker and makes corn tamales to sell. He has 5 children, of whom only 3 live with him. Carlos...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanGulchehra, who is in her early twenties, engages in mixed farming to earn an income. This skillful woman keeps livestock as well as planting and harvesting vegetables. She ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJoseph, featured in the above picture, is representing his farming group formed by 15 farmers in Kakamega North District, Kenya. He is 62 years old and a married father of ...Read their story >
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