Lost in the Andes
Andahualas, Peru, 2 February2007
Juana Suerte Lua waves her whip to stop her sheep from running down the side of the mountain. Suerte Lua lives high up in the Andes, in the puno, where she tends to her flock of sheep and alpaca, as well as growing a modest amount of potatoes and corn, mostly for her own consumption. Her husband of 23 years left her ten years ago, and with her children now gone to the city, she lives alon with her two dogs in a straw hut. She says she stays here in order to be able to watch over her animals and because she loves the beauty of the area.