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Mexico Margarita Santiz, 23, makes a cushion cover at her home in Aldama, a municipality in Chiapas, Mexico. Due to an ongoing conflict between Aldama and the nearby Chenalhó municipality, Santiz’s family can no longer harvest coffee, their original livelihood. Now, Santiz, her mother, and her 11 siblings each make two cushion covers a week and sell them for 160 Mexican pesos ($8.48) a piece.