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Where Pigs Grow on Trees (Sort Of)

May 19, 2022

It turns out that a banana plantation is a great place to raise a pig. The eighteen-month wait between pulling out old banana trees grown for beer and waiting for the new ones planted for nutrition and income to mature was difficult, but the women in the community’s self-help groups believed in the process and […]

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A Fresh Outlook for Francis

September 21, 2021

You might hardly recognize Francis if you’d known him before he joined the program. He is now a successful farmer and president of his Farmers Group, but he and his family previously lived a hand-to-mouth existence and were at a loss as to how to get ahead. When he got wind of opportunities to learn […]

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New Farming Techniques Transform Livelihoods

December 2, 2020

Turns out shyness is no reason not to succeed as a farmer. Farming is the sole livelihood of Eras, his wife and four children. Until recently, he depended on traditional farming practices to cultivate ginger, rice, and broom: a lot of hard work with low returns. He knew he needed to improve his farming methods, […]

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