As International Women's Day approaches, much attention is often paid to women who have changed the world: Marie Curie, Jane Addams, Malala Yousafzai. But being a woman in the modern world is not about being famous, but about struggling every day to make others' lives better despite sometimes insurmountable difficulty. Leonora Hinostroza is a Peruvian woman who confronts serious challenges daily but still works hard to support her family.

Born with a defect that caused her limbs to remain underdeveloped, Leonora refuses to give up in the face of adversity. She lives on one of the highest hills of the crowded district of Villa Maria del Triunfo in Lima and commutes daily to sell her wares.

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