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International Day of Peasants’ Struggles: Success stories from young peasants in Nicaragua
April 17 is the International Day of Peasants' Struggle. A special day to raise awareness about the politics of food and the critical role of small-scale farmers. For example in Nicaragua: Living in poverty and without prospects – that was then. Suddenly, a brighter future with opportunities is in sight for young Nicaraguans who have received loans from SWISSAID and are now able to take up activities that can boost their income.
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