Jacqueline, pictured above, now personally meets the needs of her family thanks to selling local beer and her harvest.

"My husband is now sharing that the family is more prosperous because of me," she said. "Lately, he has decided to double the amount of money he sends because he told me that I am a very good manager...And now, he is consulting me, I am no longer a child in my own house."

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Photo credits: 2010 Jimmy Mategeko/CARE