Tag Archives: Agriculture

Edwin Andrés – Agriculture (Sonsón, Antioquia, Colombia)

Edwin is a young farmer, 21 years of age. He has engaged in farming since childhood and learned the trade from his father. Edwin currently grows potato and tomato crops, which are sold at the central market of Sonsón. Edwin is also working to improve his education and hopes that he will be able to […]

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Bilal – Agricultural greenhouse supply (Palestinian Territory)

Bilal, age 29, has operated a greenhouse for the past five years. He grows different types of seasonal crops, which has been a profitable project and the family’s only source of income. He and his wife live in a small, peaceful village that is famous for its greenhouse agriculture. Bilal wants to expand his project […]

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Virak Sirok and Family – Rice threshing business (Roung Village, Chengmeanchey Commune, Cambodia)

Virak is 32 years old and married to Mrs. Chanthy (shown in the photograph). They have two children, who are aged 8 and 13 and both at school. Virak and his family live in Banon district, which is in Battambang province. They farm three hectares of land on which they grow wet season rice. To […]

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Dimitri – Agriculture (Vaka, Georgia)

Dimitri is 25 years old. He lives with his wife, parents, brother and grandmother in a small village in Khashuri district. The family runs an agricultural business, with two cows used to produce milk used in cheese production, as well as 2.5 hectares used to grow potatoes, tomatoes, maize, haricot and onions. The loan of […]

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Faamaini – Farming (Iva, Savaii Island, Samoa)

Faamaini is 30 years old. She is married and has three children. She has a plantation where she grows taro, bananas and yams to sell in her community or at the market, which she has been doing for 3 years. Faamaini sought a loan of approximately $450 in order to buy additional agricultural equipment, supplies […]

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Bahrom – Farming (Shahrituz, Tajikistan)

Bahrom is 21 years old and lives with his mother. He has a secondary education and operates a small family farm producing vegetables and melons for the local market. The loan is to assist in production and is provided through MLO Humo, which supports the underserved Tajik population living in rural areas by providing financial […]

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Lydia Kpohinto – Agricultural Production (Adja-ouèrè, Benin)

Lydia is 52 years old, and is a widow with 4 children. She did not have the opportunity to finish primary education herself, but all her children are enrolled in school. Lydia works producing red palm oil, which is a traditional African cooking oil that is being increasingly used in Asia and the developing world […]

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El Hadji Ousmane Toure – Food processing (Dakar, Senegal)

Ousmane is 30 years old and single, living with his parents and brothers and sisters in the Pikine region of Dakar. He and one of his brothers jointly operate a grain processing plant that produces millet, corn and other grains used for couscous, corn porridge and other dishes that form a staple in the Senegalese […]

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Elizabeth Djossou Houmenou – Farming (Adja-ouèrè, Benin)

Elizabeth is married and has 7 children. She is 45 years old and has received training in horticulture and farming. For nearly twenty years she has been growing vegetables such as tomato and peppers and also maize and cassava. Elizabeth sells her entire harvest at the Kpankou and Ketou markets. Elizabeth also produces red palm oil – a […]

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Leonardo Kadusale – Farming (Candabong, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, Philippines)

Leonardo is 55 years and has two children aged 15 and 16. He lives with his wife and family in Negros Oriental, where they farm 2 hectares of land, growing bananas and vegetables, mostly aubergine (eggplant). He also employs two workers, and sells his produce in a market 19 km away. The loan of 50,000 […]

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