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FoodUgandaFobiano is aged 57 years and married with seven children. He lives in Bundibugyo Uganda. He deals in cocoa farming and selling and gets additional income from pine tree gr...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAs a married parent of eight children, Benedicta works hard to support her family. She has a fish vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income f...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorKildare is 43 years old and lives in his own home with his wife. He earns a living breeding dairy cattle and buying heifers to fatten up in the pastures which is an activit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaRauben is a new a client to the institution UGAFODE; he is married with one child. He operates a retail shop in Rukungiri municipality which he has done for over nine years...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaGideon is a 47 year old married man with five children living in Fort Portal Uganda. Gideo sells produce such as maize and beans, and also operates a motorcycle transport s...Read their story >
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