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Socorro married when she was 15 years old and became a mother to five children. She was completely dependent on her husband's income, which did not fully support the family. Through Heifer Peru, Socorro learned about agroecology and received the gift of ducks. The family's income and living conditions improved as she applied the knowledge she gained through Heifer's trainings. Socorro tells her story in her own words.

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Heifer International

Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.