Bolivia, San Jose de Chipo, december 2004
High in the Andes mountains, in the province of La Paz, canton Camacho, live Aymara Indians in great poverty. Their village has no electricity and only few have running water. Their crop, corn, patatoes, and some groceries, is just enough to eat from. Their is no crop trade. Due to lack of rain harvest has even diminished more. In order to earn money, to buy clothes, rice, sugar and schoolbooks for children the farmers have to work several months in the more fertile Yungas. Still few people want to leave their birthground as they are used to this harsh live.
foto: Ton Hendriks (see: www.tonhendriks.nl)