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Walter Berto - Peru

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Walter Berto was born into a Peruvian family struggling hard to break out of the cycle of poverty. At the age of one he contracted polio, but managed schooling and outings with a bicycle and a crutch, until a wheelchair became necessary. Disaster struck the family when the river Rimac undermined their home till it fell down into the river.

He helps in an Association for people with special abilities-which compensate for their learning difficulties; he helps with the accounts, breeds cuyes and teaches others to use computers. He gained his degree in Economic Sciences through online courses.

His family are still looking for a suitable place to set up their own home once again. That's a long process for them, but Walter is sustained by hope that the Lord of life will make it a reality some day.
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