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In 1998, José left his humble shanty house on the outskirts of Morelia, the capital city of Michoacán state in Mexico. He was dreaming of a better life for his wife Laura and his two daughters …

Cruzsalud

Walking on Petare’s La Línea street at the end of a workday is akin to flowing with the tide. Hordes of people head to their dwellings in any of the hundreds of crowded barrios that make up …

Adding Value to Wild Fruits

As Verónica Salas drove through the poverty stricken Chilean countryside in the early months of year 2000, she waved her hand to a woman and two youngsters picking berries along the road. …

Dendê Oil Family Agriculture Project

Dendê, the oil of the African oil palm in Brazilian Portuguese, is extracted from the fruit of a tree known as the dendezeiro. The economic importance of dendê palm oil extends beyond its use …

The Base of the Pyramid

Ana Delia Ibarra, a 40 year old mother of three, is one of 80,000 Community Mothers who work in marginal neighborhoods in Colombia. Back in 1986, when President Virgilio Barco created the …

The Magic of Butterflies

William Camacho worked as a laborer in a biological research station near the village of Las Horquetas, Costa Rica, when he learned from a visiting scientist of the possibility of breeding butterfly pupae …

Palmas del Espino

The Peruvian amazon has long been a magnet for the desperate and adventurous. The hidden gold of the Incas, the rubber and oil booms, and the promise of free land through government-sponsored …

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