There are community gatherings to work on neighbour’s crops
The campesinos of this region help each other out when their neighbours ask for assistance. They do it to support each another. This shows that they are people with a strong sense of solidarity, it teaches us to build strong community bonds and the importance of teamwork.
Working for one of the armed groups doesn’t seem like a good idea to me because of the fact of losing your family, your friends, and lots of opportunities. These kinds of people generate fear, pain, terror and a lot of suffering, which is not worthy of admiration. Nevertheless, there are more of us who want peace, we want to spend each day fighting to build a better future for our families.
Photography and text by Nicolas Duarte Zapata