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PoultryEl SalvadorMaria has worked raising chickens for the past three years. She also sells pupusas in order to supplement her income. What she earns from her work allows her to provide for...Read their story >
Cheese MakingEl Salvador62-year-old Rosa lives in her own home with her husband. She has sold dairy products (cheese, cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese) for several years. Her business is run ou...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesEdgar is 62 years old and lives in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. He is married with 4 adult-age children. He has a store that is managed by his wife while he ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNigeriaBitrus Magaji is a maize farmer. Before he became a Babban Gona member, Bitrus Magaji would have had to sell his maize for low prices soon after harvest, to cater for his i...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaThe group is located in an urban area and is comprised of five members. They are involved in different activities which include: farming, retail, passion fruits farmers, pr...Read their story >
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