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Charcoal SalesUgandaRobert is 41 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has three children with two of them currently in school. For t...Read their story >
BakerySamoaAmu is a 42-year-old, divorced woman with five children. To earn a living, she runs a small bakery in her community. She has seven years of experience with this business. ...Read their story >
WholesaleUgandaTusabe is a 47-year-old man. He is married with eight children and lives in Kasese, Uganda. He sells coffee and buys coffee from coffee farmers, a business he has operated ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanSuluukan is 56 years old, married, and raised 2 children. She is retired, but as a source of income for her family, has been working in agriculture and livestock since 199...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorEsteban raises cattle and pigs. It is a trade he has done his whole life and does it full time with his family's help. He lives with his wife and they both fight to have a ...Read their story >
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