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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesMagdalina is a married woman with four children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Magdalina is 51 years old and has two children who are still in school. She has a f...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJames is a smallholder farmer residing in Okorongo division, Kenya. He is mainly into crop farming but also does dairy, poultry, goat and tree farming. He is a renowned pin...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAida is 26 years old, single, with no children, and she lives with her mom. She has a specialized secondary education and is involved in animal husbandry, an activity whic...Read their story >
Soft DrinksColombiaGustavo lives in a neighbourhood in the city of Barranquilla, where he runs his business selling beverages. His brother-in-law transferred the management of the business to...Read their story >
FarmingEl Salvador51-year old Jorge is a farmer. He has a grade 6 education but could not continue school because of the war. He is married; he and his wife have three children, one of whom ...Read their story >
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