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General StoreEl SalvadorRosa is 34 years old, and she studied through sixth grade. She is single and has a daughter who attends school. Since she left school because of a lack of financial reso...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSros is a 30-year-old married woman with two dependent children. They are living in a rural village of the Koh Sotin district in Kampong Cham province. Her husband is a...Read their story >
LivestockMyanmar (Burma)This community is located in Kyar Ga Yat Village, Myanmar Ayeyarwaddy Delta region and consists of 21 village customers overseen by five CBO (Community Based Organisation) ...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanHolida is 32 years old, married and has 4 children. Holida has a secondary education. She is hardworking, honest and caring. To provide the primary income for her family, H...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJohn is 35 years old, married and together with his spouse has been blessed with six children. He farms in Narok town. He has been in this business for eight years and it h...Read their story >
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