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BakeryPeruCarlos, 25, is a young entrepreneur. He's single and lives with his family in the La Tinguiña district. Currently he's studying systems engineering at the university in h...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPeruDamián is 43 years old, and he lives in his family’s house together with his mother and his children, ages 4 and 21, in the district of Zaña. The people here work in agric...Read their story >
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Grocery StorePeruJosé Miguel is 27 years old and lives with his spouse and their three underage children in the district of Callayuc. A community of cold climate, its population works in ag...Read their story >
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