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Way before the first sun rays rise behind the Andean mountains, indigenous women prepare the breakfast for her family. The food is shared with her children and, sometimes, with he husband - if he hasn't moved to a big city looking for a job.
Children help with the daily chores. The older ones don't go to school - they have to stay at home, looking after their siblings. Even if they had time to sutdy, they wouldn't, as there are no schools nearby. There's nothing nearby, by the way. Shepherd women walk up and down the mountains looking for a good place for their alpacas to graze. If they have a baby, the kid is with her, all day long, wrapped around her back in a kepina. Whilst the animals are eating, the woman is weaving coats, scarves and gloves, perfect for the extreme cold of the Peruvian highlands.
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||Nov. 30, 2017, 5:35 p.m.