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Melisa
Melisa -- a member of the Yánesha people, one of Peru’s indigenous communities -- was ready to drop out of school when she reached the ninth grade, Among other things, the arduous six-hour commute to the nearest high school was making it nearly impossible for her to get her education. "The coffee rust fungus destroyed the entire coffee crop my dad had cultivated," Melisa said. "He remained in debt, sick and unable to recover. With tears [...] More