A little portraiture, a smattering of reportage, a bit of fine-art
Carrying the Trees up the Mountain
Mano de Leon, is a rural indigenous community of Mayan families located in Jocotenango, Guatemala. The children of the community carry fruit trees (lemon, lime, orange, apple, peach, avocado and fig) up the mountain about a two and a half hour walk round trip.
Distributing the fruit trees
The women of the community wait in line to receive fruit trees.
Contento chooses a fig tree.
Packing the Fruit Trees
Packing the fruit trees for the ride up the mountain.
Mano de Leon has one teacher for children grades one through three. The older children walk down the mountain to attend school.