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The story behind the photo: Honduras

“Economically poor, rich in maternal love”

A Lenca women breastfeeds her newborn in the San Manuel de Colohete municipality of the Lempira Department in western Honduras. This community has a high rate of poverty and descendants of indigenous people represent 70% of the population, with the rest being mestizo. The municipality is located in the middle of a mountain, with very steep and irregular surrounding hills and mountains. As for vegetation, pine and oak forests can be found on some mountains, while others have sub-tropical dry forests and others only shrubs. The climate is temperate, with the exception being summer. Logging does not occur on this mountaintop. The villages and communities are located in large hollows around the top of the mountain.

Photographer: Gustavo Raúl Amador, Honduras

 
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