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FarmingMaliThe members of the OYE 1 group are married women who are, on average, 32 years old with three children each. They all live in polygamous families in Bandiagara (fifth admin...Read their story >
RestaurantPhilippinesFrom Iloilo, Philippines, Renejoy is a thirty-year-old married man and the father of a four-year-old child. For the past seven years he has earned an income running a small...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaSoita is 34 years old and is often described as a very friendly person. He has three children and is married. As a group leader, Soita is representing his group of 10 farme...Read their story >
PoultryPhilippinesJoel is a strong-willed man who pushes his ability when it comes to his poultry business. He is a hands-on businessman and father who never gets tired of supporting his fam...Read their story >
BakeryPhilippinesPaulito is 37 years old and lives in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. He is married with 2 children. He has a bakery shop that sells different kinds of delicious bre...Read their story >
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