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Jovita and Mariluz (G Shepard)

Jovita Kaparo Solisonkewa and Mariluz Pacheco Ontamae are ethnically mixed Matsigenka-Huachipaeri children from the community of Huacaria in the Peruvian Amazon. Their radiant smiles are testimony to an ongoing program of community-based sanitation, hygiene, health education and dental care being implemented by the non-profit organization House of the Children. Taking advantage of his 20 years of ethnographic experience in the region, fluency in the Matsigenka language and medical anthropology training, Shepard has consulted for the Huacaria project since 2003. Photo courtesy Glenn H Shepard Jr (U São Paulo)

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Taken on February 24, 2009