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PigsColombiaYohana is a 26-year-old rural resident who is humble and hardworking. At a young age, she learned everything about farm work thanks to the lessons from her parents.
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Food Production/SalesUgandaTea, 37 years old, is a single mother of four school going children. The elder being 20 years and the youngest 16 years. Teo is a permanent resident of Kasubi village where...Read their story >
FarmingGuatemalaAt 53 years old Zoila has five children for whom she will struggle all the days that are left for her to live. She fights for the future of her children so that they have b...Read their story >
RetailColombiaMarlenny is a charismatic woman, active and obliging. Being mother of two children is her main motivation to fight tirelessly day by day, looking for alternative ways to e...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaAriannys has two businesses; she sells supplies, food, groceries and products of basic need for the home, and she also sells fast food that she herself prepares. She opened...Read their story >
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