Ora, o SENHOR disse a Abrão: Sai-te da tua terra, da tua parentela e da casa de teu pai, para a terra que eu te mostrarei.
E far-te-ei uma grande nação, e abençoar-te-ei e engrandecerei o teu nome; e tu serás uma bênção.
E abençoarei os que te abençoarem, e amaldiçoarei os que te amaldiçoarem; e em ti serão benditas todas as famílias da terra.
Gênesis 12:1-3

ANDINAS

PERU, 2017 - 2018
COMMISSIONED

  Way before the first sun rays rise behind the Andean mountains, indigenous women prepare the breakfast for her family. The food is shared with her children and, sometimes, with he husband - if he hasn't moved to a big city looking for a job. 

  Children help with the daily chores. The older ones don't go to school - they have to stay at home, looking after their siblings. Even if they had time to sutdy, they wouldn't, as there are no schools nearby. There's nothing nearby, by the way. Shepherd women walk up and down the mountains looking for a good place for their alpacas to graze. If they have a baby, the kid is with her, all day long, wrapped around her back in a kepina. Whilst the animals are eating, the woman is weaving coats, scarves and gloves, perfect for the extreme cold of the Peruvian highlands.

However, some Andean families see their alpacas as a chance of better income that could provider better school education to their children. NGOs and animal's shows encourage shepherds to take a better care of their animals and to sell the fleece to international brands.

Ernestina lives with her husband and foster daughter in a village located 5300 above sea level in Peru. Everyday, she walks up the mountains looking for a good pasture for her alpacas.

Shepherdessess walks for miles looking for pasture for their animals. If they have a baby, the child will be with them all day long wrapped at their back with a 'kepina'. Whilst the animals are eating, they are making clothes to keep them and their family from the harsh weather of the Peruvian highlands.

Meanwhile, andean families keep up working every day to have better opportunities in the not too distant future.

Ernestina lives with her husband and foster daughter in a village located 5300 above sea level in Peru. Everyday, she walks up the mountains looking for a good pasture for her alpacas.

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