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PigsColombiaMinerva is a lovely lady of 59. She is hardworking and has obtained what little she has by making a great effort. She has a house and a business selling pigs which she star...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamMrs. Thanh is 31 years old, married, and has two children: a boy and a girl at the age of 11 and 9. They have lived happily in a Thai traditional house in a small remote vi...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorFrancisca is 41 years old and she lives in her own home with her family. For many years she has had a small store located in her home. She has many customers, due to the va...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaNoel is a 50-year-old proud mother of five children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 13 farmers in...Read their story >
HealthKenyaJohn is 59 years old, has ten children, and lives in Minya A village in Ndhiwa, Kenya. Minya A village does not have a piped water supply, so the community collects their w...Read their story >
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