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Grocery StorePeruJosé Jacobo is 59 years old and lives with his spouse in the Hamlet of Cuyca, a rural region of the district of Choros. It is located on the Jaen - Olmos highway, which had...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruClemente is 56 years old. He lives in his own house along with his children and his wife in the district of San Juan de Bigote, a community with a hot climate. Its people r...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruThe partner belongs to the communal bank 'Los Amautas Pan de Azucar'. The bank is situated in the Echarate district, which belongs to La Convencion province, and the Cusco ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruThe member belongs to the YUPANCCA Communal Bank. The bank is located in the district of Vilcabamba, belonging to La Convención Province in Cusco Department. The member,...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruEdilfredo, 35, lives in the district of Callayuc. It is a calm community with a varied climate. The local people work in agriculture, commerce and livestock. This district ...Read their story >
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