2005 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Daniel Silva Yoshisato

Agence France-Presse

09 October, 2004

EncarnaciĆ³n Quispe, the village president, combines his political authority with a fervent support for women's football. His wife is one of the team veterans. Churubamba is a farming community 3,850m above sea level in the Andahuaylillas district, in the Cusco region of Peru. Around 60 families farm and graze sheep and llamas. The women of Churubamba combine housework and farming activities with afternoons playing football in the village square. They are the Andahuaylillas district champions.

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Daniel Silva Yoshisato

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