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BakeryPeruDeython is 43 years old and is married. He lives with his wife in his own home, made of rudimentary materials. His home is located in the rural part of San Felipe distric...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPeruDamian is 51 years old and lives with his mother and his children in the district of Zaña, Chiclayo province, Lambayeque region, on the northern coast of Peru. The inhabita...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruDoroteo is 56 years old. He lives in the district of Pomahuaca, Jaén province, Cajamarca region, in the North Andes of Peru. The area has a hot climate and the principal bu...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruLorenzo is 32 years old. He lives together with his wife and his children in the Cañaris district, located in the Chiclayo province, Lambayeque region, on the northern coa...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruMarcos Gabriel is 42 years old. He is single, and he lives with his family in a rural area in the Oyotun district, which belongs to the Chiclayo province, which is located ...Read their story >
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