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Food Production/SalesUgandaIgnatius lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is aged 37, hardworking, and married with four children, all of whoml attend school. He started the business of buying and selling maize...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruCeferino, 38, lives with his partner and children in his own house, made of rustic materials, in the district of Pomahuaca. This district is located in the province of Jaén...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorEstanislao is 70 years old, he studied up to third grade. He is married and is father to four children, all of them live independently. His life partner is a domestic worke...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesPenny is a married woman with five children, three of whom are in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Penny is 45 years old. Penny has a fishing business in...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorReina, age 37, makes and sells antojitos [traditional snacks] such as fried potatoes, fried yucca, empanadas, tamales, etc. She sells them on foot near her place of residen...Read their story >
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