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Angela Bertha, an artisan from the Chuaperol cooperative near the rural town of Rabinal, balances a basket of medicinal plants on her head as she walks the 5km from her cooperative’s central meeting space to the mud-brick, tin-roofed hut where she lives alone. En route to her house, Angela ducks under barbed-wire fences, cuts through cornfields, and traverses rivers and streams, and balancing her basket on her head leaves her hands free for the lengthy journey.

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