Israel Limachi plays next to his house on the mountain „Cerro Rico“. Behind him lies the city Potosi and the old conveyor plant at the bottom of the mountain.

Israel Limachi plays next to his house on the mountain „Cerro Rico“. Behind him lies the city Potosi and the old conveyor plant at the bottom of the mountain.

Yoddy and Maxima are pushing the cart with rocks out of the mine.

Yoddy and Maxima are pushing the cart with rocks out of the mine.

For guarding the mines seven days a week all day long the cooperative pays around 40€ to Maxima and her family. To earn a little more they have to work in the mines themselves from time to time. The seven years old Israel helps to free the cart‘s railway

For guarding the mines seven days a week all day long the cooperative pays around 40€ to Maxima and her family. To earn a little more they have to work in the mines themselves from time to time. The seven years old Israel helps to free the cart‘s railway from debris.

When Yoddy, Paul and Israel come home from school it already gets dark. Often they meet drunken miners on the way up to their house. Yoddy doesn‘t like to live between so many miners. She doesn’t feel comfortable and says that many of them molest her.

When Yoddy, Paul and Israel come home from school it already gets dark. Often they meet drunken miners on the way up to their house. Yoddy doesn‘t like to live between so many miners. She doesn’t feel comfortable and says that many of them molest her.


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