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AgricultureEl SalvadorHeriberto is a 27 year old farmer whose family was very low-income and due to this he only attained a 6th grade education. Currently he's in a relationship and he and his p...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 31 years old and attended a high school program for accounting. She needed to work in order to continue studying at university, so she attended a semester of unive...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorManuel is 35 years old and makes a living in farming and in cargo transport. He completed high school and was brought up by his parents. Manuel wakes up at 4am in order ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorIris, 47 years old, is a single mother who lives in her own house with her two children and her niece. She has worked for 5 years making and selling pupusas. Her business...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaMoses's Group is formed by 15 farmers in Kakamega North District and is being represented by Moses, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 26 years old, is married a...Read their story >
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