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SUGARCANE IS A MAN`S WORLD 8530 KM / DAY 079 / JUNE 3, 2011 - 12:36 / CHIQUITOY, PERU
Chiquitoy is, as the name says, tiny. It lies in the middle of the desert close to Trujillo. Here the land is very low and the groundwater is close to the surface. This is sugarcane country, with fields as far as you can see. It`s also Yesenia`s village. I met Yesenia in Santiago where she works as a maid. She had wanted to see the outside world and for women in Chiquitoy there is no place to work. Here they say that sugarcane is a man`s world. So Yesenia said goodbye to her son and family three years ago and left for Chile.
Miriam, her mother, receives me with open arms, as if I am her son. She lives in a small house and in the front has a small store where she sells cold drinks and snacks. Yonel, Yesenia's son, turned 13 two days ago. He hasn`t seen his mother for a year now, but he knows that she went to Santiago to be able to give him a good education.
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