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Grocery StorePeruCirilo was born in the city of Salvación and that’s where he currently lives. (Salvación is located in the Manu district in the province of Manu in the department of Madre ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPeruMoises, 56, lives with his spouse and children in the district of Niepos, located in San Miguel, two hours away from the city of Cajamarca, in the northern mountain chain o...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPeruRoberto Carlos is 44 years old and lives with his wife and children in the Oyotun district, where and its population are farmers, merchants, and raise livestock. It’s loca...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruDoroteo is 55 years old. He lifes with his wife and children in Pomahuaca, a district characterized by a warm climate and the cultivation of fruit. Pomahuaca belongs to the...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruCristino is 67 years old. He lives with his wife and children in the district of Salique, where the people raise livestock and work in commerce. It is located two hours fro...Read their story >
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