Next to the hot-springs of “Miraflores” one hour outside of Potosí Yoddy, Paul and Israel can be children at last. For hours they run through the green grass growing around the rivers and waterfalls in search of frogs. Especially observing Yoddy one can r

Next to the hot-springs of “Miraflores” one hour outside of Potosí Yoddy, Paul and Israel can be children at last. For hours they run through the green grass growing around the rivers and waterfalls in search of frogs. Especially observing Yoddy one can realize that she is not only a young woman with many responsibilities, but also just a girl.

Instead of going to school, Yoddy and Paul wait for hours to receive free clothing which the cooperative is handing out.

Instead of going to school, Yoddy and Paul wait for hours to receive free clothing which the cooperative is handing out.

Maxima often seems tires from the daily efforts to provide the most basic needs for her family.

Maxima often seems tires from the daily efforts to provide the most basic needs for her family.

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.

Every day at twelve o’clock, Israel and his siblings go through a little transformation to show their best side in school. They put on the school uniform, comb their hair and clean their shoes. They are afraid of beeing discriminated in school due to thei

Every day at twelve o’clock, Israel and his siblings go through a little transformation to show their best side in school. They put on the school uniform, comb their hair and clean their shoes. They are afraid of beeing discriminated in school due to their appearance and the smell of minerals in their clothing.

Maxima, the brother of her deceased husband and her tree children are on the way to the hot springs of „Miraflores“ about one hour outside of Potosí.

Maxima, the brother of her deceased husband and her tree children are on the way to the hot springs of „Miraflores“ about one hour outside of Potosí.

An old teddy-bear lies in the muddy river bed.

An old teddy-bear lies in the muddy river bed.

...He suffered from extensive second-degree burns, but his mother never sent him to a doctor or hospital. Onl y when the local NGO “cepromin” took notice of the case, he received medical treatment.

...He suffered from extensive second-degree burns, but his mother never sent him to a doctor or hospital. Onl y when the local NGO “cepromin” took notice of the case, he received medical treatment.

On their way to the doctor, Maxima and Paul walk through the historical center of Potosí. When Paul slept at a neighbor‘s house, the twelve year old son of the family poured alcohol over his leg and foot and set him on fire...

On their way to the doctor, Maxima and Paul walk through the historical center of Potosí. When Paul slept at a neighbor‘s house, the twelve year old son of the family poured alcohol over his leg and foot and set him on fire...

Paul leaves his house on the way to the adit. In the foreground stands a mining-cart on wooden rails that lead out of the mine.

Paul leaves his house on the way to the adit. In the foreground stands a mining-cart on wooden rails that lead out of the mine.


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