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BakeryPeruJuan Jose is 39 years old and is single. He lives in the district of Morropón and is from that area. He lives in his own house along with his family. Life in the community ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPeruLuis Eleodoro is 49 years old. He is in a common law marriage and lives with his spouse and son, who goes to a public school in the area. Luis Eleodoro is a person who has ...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruCristino is 68 years old, married, and has 2 dependent children. Cristino lives with his wife and children in Sallique district, Jaen province, Cajamarca region, in the nor...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruCatalino is 37 years old; he has a stable home with his partner and their young children; they have three children, all of whom attend the local school. He lives in his ow...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruJesús is 36 years old. He lives in a rented house made of rustic materials along with his wife and baby son in the district of Querocotillo, a community with a varied clima...Read their story >
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