Bolivia Coca Farmers

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Apolonia Sanchez wipes sweat from her eyes while struggling to recieve cell phone service in the middle of her Chaco, or coca farm, in the jungle inside the Chaparé region of Bolivia. Sanchez, who has fought with Leonilda Zurita for women's rights in the coca production movement, says that while it is easier to grow coca after Evo Morales won presidency, the market is still not overly prosperous. She has had to open a childrens clothing stand near her home in Eterezama to bring in extra money for her family.