Being able to walk long distances is necessary for 65-year-old Maximiliana to earn a living as a shepherd.
Maximiliana has been herding sheep and goats since she was a small child. But much has changed in the past 60 years. When she was young, grass was plentiful. Now she has to walk 15 kilometers across the parched pastures of the high Peruvian Andes to find enough grazing for her animals.
"I’ll need to find some other way to earn money because I won’t be able to keep doing this forever," says Maximiliana.

Support World Health Day (7 April), which focuses on ageing and health, by helping to break down stereotypes. Download Maximiliana’s poster here: http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2012/posters/en/index.html
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Love It! It's time stereo typing of our seniors stops.
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