Womankind

All in a wish

I am originally from Peru, born in Lima, the capital. Peru is a country of contrasts defined by three different regions. The coast, which is where I am from - barren, dry desert with little vegetation beside the rivers, grey and cloudy

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In the shadow of the 20,800-foot snow-clad peak of Ausangate in the southern Peruvian Andes, Maria Merma Gonzalo works at her loom, leaning back on a strap around her waist, just as her ancestors have done for centuries. She uses a wichuna, or llama
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