Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo carries Orlando Jr. on her back on the way to the weekly market in Simiatug, Ecuador. /// The Ayme family of Tingo, Ecuador, a village in the central Andes, is one of the thirty families featured, with a weeks' worth of food, in the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. The family consists of Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, 37, Orlando Ayme, 35, and their children: Livia, 15, Moises, 11, Jessica, 10, Natalie, 8, Alvarito, 4, Mauricio, 30 months, and Orlando hijo (Junior), 9 months. Lucia, 5, lives with her grandparents to help them out. (Please refer to Hungry Planet book p. 106-107 for a family portrait [Image number ECU04.0001.xxf1rw] including a weeks' worth of food, and the family's detailed food list with total cost.) Ermelinda Ayme is also one of the 80 people featured with one day's food in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. MODEL RELEASED.
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