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Food Production/SalesUgandaEnosi, 60, is married with 10 children and lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He deals in cocoa buying-and-selling in Bundibugyo. This is the family's main source of income, and ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaJoseph is a farmer and has been farming for three years now. He is reaping tangible results. He is the breadwinner for his family of five. He lives in his own house, and hi...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesLebanonMohammad is a 26-year-old single Syrian refugee who left his family in Syria and moved two years ago to Lebanon searching for a safe place with a better income to support h...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanIlham is a 31-year-old man. He is married with a child who will go to the first class in the next year. They are living in Asagi Seyidahmadli village in the Fuzuli region b...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaria is 51 years old. For 10 years she has had a business selling tortillas in her home. She has many customers because of her good prices. Maria lives in her own house wi...Read their story >
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