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September 5, 2020

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by: rajghatalia

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A Passion for the Passion Fruit Business JENNIFER'S STORY Jennifer lives in Buhozi village with her husband and their young child. When we first met, their situation was dire. For years Jennifer had tried to grow crops using traditional farming methods resulting in extremely low yields. This meant her family faced food shortage on a [...]

September 5, 2020

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by: rajghatalia

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Clean Water Springs Forth A STORY FROM NYARUHUNGYE VILLAGE In the rural community of Nyaruhungye, access to clean and safe water has been a challenge for many years. The most significant impact was felt by the women in the community, who faced the risk of contracting diseases such as typhoid and cholera as they fetched [...]

September 5, 2020

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How One Mom Turned One Pig Into An Enterprise PATIENCE'S STORY Patience is a single mother of 4 children living in Nyarurambi village. Before we met and began our partnership, her situation was very bleak. She was very proud of her children and how well they were doing in school, but often worried about being [...]

September 5, 2020

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Lessons in Leadership MARIA'S STORY “Raising The Village has been an eye opener for me, helping me do more than I thought I could do at this age. I am a leader, vegetable grower, animal rarer, and I have reached a point where all the basic needs in my home can be obtained without external [...]

September 5, 2020

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Raising a Family with Raising The Village TEOPISTA’S STORY Teopista is a 46 year-old wife and mother, raising 7 children with her husband. Before she became an RTV partner, Topiesta was already involved with a local women’s group consisting of about 20 members in her community. Together, these women would offer digging services and split [...]

September 4, 2020

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When Grandma Takes Charge MRS. JANE'S STORY In the quiet neighborhood of Kigando village, we find Mrs. Jane, a soft spoken 57-year-old widow looking after her three orphaned grandchildren. She is the treasurer of the agricultural livestock group and a member of the Kigando village local council. When we first met two years ago, Jane [...]