Reference : V-P-CO-E-02140
Date : 01/2011
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Area of El Barrancon, near San Jose del Guaviare, indigenous reserve of La Palmera. Displaced Guayaberos tribe members. Handicraft.
Photographer : HEGER, Boris
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The group still makes handicraft, but has difficulties to sell them. As they are isolated from other indigenous communities, they are not able to barter and exchange the product of their activities for other goods. Also, due to the proximity of the city, young people prefer to use modern style gears.

People gathered there 3 years ago. Since then, they try to live according to tradition, but in a state of poverty and mendicity because they cannot have access to the natural resources they need to sustain their living anymore (hunting, fishing, fruit picking, medicinal herbs, etc.). In some cases, they may eventually live like before, but in a limited and insufficient way. Deep jungle is far away ansd scarce surrounding resources usually lay in lands owned by sharecroppers.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2790
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour