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Lorenzo

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Lorenzo is the Altiplano’s version of a techie- at 70 years + He is the alchemist of the cooperative, trying out all the varieties of quinoa seed he can get his hands on. Sowing them in small experimental areas he currently has 76 varieties on...

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Don Pascual

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Pascual is a bit of a pioneer when it comes to milk cows- almost all of the coop’s farmers rear animals as well as planting quinoa. He and his wife would typically spend 2 hours each morning and evening milking their 8 cows. He decided...

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Ulali

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Ulali works in the fields, always surrounded by her 2-year-old daughter Kelly. Her 20-year-old son, Roni, pops by to help whenever he can. The rest of the time he’s busy studying IT in the city of Puno. Ulali would love travelling around the world, specifically...

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Elisabeth

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Elisabeth is 33. Though it doesn’t really show, she’s scared of pictures. All her life she lived in Cabana, precisely in its fields. She used to find refuge there after school. In fact, she pursued her education because nothing pleased her more than working the land....

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Balbina

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Balbin is 67, and just like her friend and neighbour Elisabeth, she doesn’t like pictures. Balbina works the fields 365 days a year, without a rest, from 8am to 4pm. The rest of the time she’s busy cooking or knitting clothes for the whole family....

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Damiana

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Damiana, 65, works the land with 2 of her sons. The remaining 4 work in the city but pay their mother a monthly visit. She sometimes travels to Lima to see them but dreams of going to Argentina. Damania eats quinoa thrice a week and...

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Dionicia

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Dionicia has always lived in Cabana with her parents. It took her and her husband 3 years to build their house. She harvests over 80 different varieties of quinoa. Her children are now living in Lima and Juliaca. She actually goes to Lima about twice...

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Mercedes

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Mercedes is wearing Cabana’s typical costume for today, she’s attending a dance event. The outfit has been sewn by her neighbor and she’s been wearing it for many years already. Apart from working the land, Mercedes is part of the “Consejo de Vigilancia”, the supervisory...

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Gladys

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  Gladys lives in Cabana with her husband and their 3 children. Her children, 18, 21 and 26, work in the city but help their parents a lot. Apart from harvesting quinoa and potato, they raise cows, chickens as well as guinea pigs, which they...

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Eliana

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Eliana is the secretary of the “Consejo de Vigilancia”, the supervisory committee of the Cooperative. She chose this position because she loves writing. She’s one of the founders of the Cooperative and spends a lot of time in the fields. She also raises cows and...

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