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Meet Maritza

Country: Bolivia | Age: 12 | Female

Maritza is a joyful person who likes doing her homework. It’s her job at home to help take care of the sheep and hens. Maritza’s modest family consists of her parents and younger sister, Liz. They live in a room at her maternal grandparents’ adobe house. Maritza’s mother takes care of the domestic chores. Her father is a small-scale farmer, growing beans, potatoes and oca, a root crop similar to yams. Part of the produce is used for their nourishment and the other part is sold.
Talents and pastimes:
Doing her homework
Jobs at home:
Taking care of the sheep and hens
Favorite school subjects:
Math, grammar and sciences
March 17, 2002

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